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Pine trees cut for 
Science Center 



ORIENT News Editor 

Over 90 pine trees have disap- 
peared from the Bowdoin campus 
this year. These trees were cut down 
this summer behind Cleveland Hall 
to make way for a parking lot. 

Last spring, ground was broken 
for the proposed S27 million dollar 
science center. Plans included ex- 
panding the parking lot behind 
Cleveland Hall to provide more 
parking for faculty and other users 
of the facility. 

However, the decision to cut 
down the pine trees sparked protest 
by both students*and faculty. In the 
spring Director of Theatre Ray Ru- 
tan made the administration aware 
that over 60 members of the faculty 
had expressed concern with the 

science facility as a whole. How- 
ever, plans for breaking ground for 
the science center went ahead on 

According to Greason, other 
possibilities for parking had been 
discussed earlier. Optionsdiscussed 
included creating underground 
parking, a parking garage, or ex- 
panding the lot behind 85 Federal 
Street. However, he said none of the 
options seemed feasible. 

The decision to remove the trees, 
Greason stated, "was implicit in the 
original planning... to bring the sci- 
ences together means there must be 
a large facility... and along with this 
comes a need for a concentration of 

Greason expressed concern that 
(Continued on page 13) 

Beta tries to go local 


The issue of coeducation re- 
mains a divisive one for Bow- 
doin's fraternities. Beta Theta Pi 
fraternity proves no exception. 

After a year of internal struggle 
and external pressure, Beta Theta 
Pi seemingly reached a decision 
concerning the issue of coeduca- 
tional fraternities and whether 
they should be open to both male 
and female students. On June 3, 
1989, the Board of Directors, or 
House Corporation, agreed with 
the undergraduate members Beta 
should be coeducational and 
should subsequently disassociate 
itself from the national charter, 
which prohibits women mem- 

By becoming a 'local" frater- 
nity, Beta had hoped to become 
the first national fraternity to 
resolve the conflict between co- 
education and national regula- 
tions. However, in the August 1 7 
issue of the Brurtsunck Times Rec- 
ord t two. prominent alumni pro- 
tested the Board's decision to side 
with the undergraduates and 
nullified the results. Michael J. 
Fiori, president of Beta Sigma (the 
local chapter of the national 

group), and Portland lawyer 
Everett Giles, the two dissenters, 
professed that despite the Board's 
vote, "no final decision has been 

This reversal of the Board's 
decision coupled with this sum- 
mer's suspension of Beta's char- 
ter at the national convention 
placed the fraternity in a state of 
forced limbo. This has caused 
someconfusion concerning Beta's 
present status. Said Dean of Stu- 
dents Kenneth Lewallen, "At this 
printing, Beta is officially still as- 
sociated with the national chap- 

Morgan Hall '88 , chairman of 
the local executive committee, 
explained, however, "right now 
Beta is a local fraternity." Hall 
was unable to comment upon 
Fiori and Giles' claims of im- 
proper House Corporation vot- 
ing procedures because he has 
not been able to discuss the mat- 
ter with either of the two men. 

The allegations of illegal vot- 
ing procedures primarily con- 
cerned the polling of alumni prior 
to the vote and the inclusion of 
women as voting members. In a 
survey of 900 Beta alumni con- 
(Continued on page 13) 

INSIDE Friday, September 8, 1989 



Rescue highlights pre- Fall previews. Page 11. 
orientation trip. Page 2. 


Campus bands profiled. Page 9. 

Justice Dept. investigates Bowdoin 

ORIENT News Editor 

Bowdoin is one of about 20 col- 
leges and universities presently 
undergoing investigation at the 
hands of the United States Justice 
Department Antitrust Division. 

In an invocation of the Sherman 
Antitrust Act of 1890, the Justice 
Department is investigating the 
financial practices of up to 20 insti- 
tutions including Harvard, Colby, 
Bates, Amherst, Williams, Tufts, 
Wesleyan and the University of 
Chicago, as well as Bowdoin, to 
determine whether they shared fi- 
nancial information and agreed on 
levels of tuition, fees, financial aid, 
budgets and salaries. This would 

amount to a form of price-fixing 
which violates antitrust laws. 

As many as thirteen of these insti- 
tutions have publicly acknowledged 
the receipt of Civil Investigative 
Demands from the Justice Depart- 
ment requesting documents con- 
cerning tuition and fees, student aid, 
budget and other financial matters. 

The Antitrust Division, in its ef- 
fort to verify illegal collusion among 
these institutions when setting tui- 
tion and determining how much 
financial aid students should re- 
ceive, demanded other information, 
as well. This included expense ac- 
counts, strategic planning docu- 
ments, salaries, and travel vouchers 
and telephone logs for employees 

involved in setting tuition and fi- 
nancial aid. 

One financial practice seemingly 
targeted by the Justice Department 
as possible price-fixing is an annual 
meeting of financial aid officers 
from 23 East Coast institution? held 
to determine the amount ot finan- 
cial aid which should be offered to 
candidates accepted at more than 
one of these institutions. This prac- 
tice, however, which dates back 
more than 30 years, has not been 
kept secret. It has been conducted 
openly among these institutions and 
is outlined in many of their cata- 
logs, including Bowdoin's. 

In its explication of its financial 
(Continued on page 6) 

Professor Beckwith dies at 68 

ORIENT Editor in Chief 

Friends and colleagues of Robert 
K. Beckwith, professor of music 
emeritus, will gather for a memorial 
service on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1989, 
at 4 p.m. in the First Parish Church 
in Brunswick. Beckwith died on Sat- 
urday, Aug. 26 after a long illness. 
He was 68. 

Beckwith was a native of 
Brooklyn, N.Y., and had been a 
member of the faculty since 1953. In 
1962, he was promoted from assis- 
tant professor to associate profes- 
sor, and in 1967 he was made a full 
professor. He chaired the depart- 
ment of music from 1964 to 1975, 
1978 to 1981, and from 1985 until his 
retirement in December 1986. 

"I shall miss Bob as a friend and a 
colleague," said Bowdoin President 
A. LeRoy Greason, who will open 
the memorial service. "We talked 
through college problems with 
candor and concern, for we shared a 

deep affection for Bowdoin. As 
teacher and as advocate, he brought 
music to the College, to the town, 
and to the state. We are all in his 

"It was during his years as chair- 
man," said Professor of Music Elli- 
ott Schwartz, the current chairman, 
"that music really blossomed here. 
There were so many different kinds 
of projects taking place. 

"He was a very important force in 
the expansion of the department: he 
started to have an orchestra, he 
expanded the male glee club into 
two coed groups and expanded the 
concert series from something small 
to a major series, comparable to any 
college," said Schwartz. Schwartz 
continued, "It seems he was always 
present when something good was 

Professor of German Steven R. 
Cerf taught seven opera classes with 
Beckwith at Bowdoin, and described 
him as "one of the most dynamic 

teachers I have ever encountered. 
He took not only the works, but the 
students seriously." 

The two taught together for the 
final time last spring. "It was mov- 
ing to watch him teach last year," 
(Continued on page 8) 

Robert K. Beckwith 


Page 2 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, September 8, 1989 

Rosenfield rescues pilot 

ORIENT Asst. News Editor 

Every year the Bowdoin Outing 
Club offers outdoor pre-orientation 
trips for incoming students. These 
are designed to make their transi- 
tion into college life a little easier. 

For Jonah Rosenfield '93 and the 
other members of this year's "Bik- 
ing #2" trip, however, a terrifying 
planecrash forced them todeal with 
much more than easing into Bow- 
doin life. 

On Friday, August 25, the mem- 

Jonah Rosenfield '93 Photo by 
Annalisa Schmorleitz 

bersof "Biking #2", led by Suzanne 
Silberman '92, Jessica MacKenzie 
'92 and Tom Anderson '92, drove to 
Deer Isle, in eastern Penobscot Bay, 
to enjoy a grassy beach on the west- 
ern shore of Lily Pond located on 
the island. 

At about 4 p.m. pilot John H. Reid 
of Falmouth, MA. and passenger 
Justin Cronin of Avon, MA. mo- 
tored Reid's '75 Cessna 185amphib- 
ian single engine float plane to the 
eastern end of the pond to prepare 
for lift off. Pointing the plane to- 
ward the west, Reid headed down 
the 3000' length of the pond toward 
the beach wherethe Bowdoin group 
and a few others were located. 

Accord ing to group members, the 
plane lifted off the water but came 
quickly back down. Chip Leighton 
'93 said, "There was a point in time 
when it became apparent that it was 
not going to make it — it was going 
to hit the shore." 

About 30' away from the shore 
Reid veered the plane to his left and 
crashed into a tree near the edge of 
the pond. 

Immediately after impact the 
plane caught on fire. The passenger 
fell out of the plane. Rosenfield said, 
"The door opened, he fell out and 
the door closed behind him." 

"I remember thinking to myself," 
Rosenfield said, "that [the pilot 1 was 
trapped in there." So he ran to the 

Rosenfield stepped up on the 
plane's pontoon and although he 
doesn't remember quite how, he 

managed to open the jammed door. 
Rcachingintothesmoke-filled plane 
he pulled Reid out. 

Rosenfield said he accidently 
dropped the pilot into the water, 
which he later discovered was good 
since Reid's leg and hand were on 

Reid was carried away from the 
plane which moments later became 
engulfed with flames. On the shore 
members of the group talked to the 
pilot to try to calm him down. . 

Silberman said, "I think everyone 
in our group responded perfectly." 

Anderson and Leighton had run 
for an ambulance which arrived 
shortly later. Cronin was taken to 
the hospital where he was treated 
and released. Reid was transferred 
to the Maine Medical Center burn 

Rosenfield said he phoned Reid 
at the hospital last week where he 
was waiting to have a skin graft. 
Reid suffered from second degree 
burns on his left leg and hand. 

Concerning the incident, Carolyn 
Russell '93 said the whole group 
was frozen. "It seemed like it wasn't 
even happening." 

Russell said Rosenfield's act made 
her "aware of how courageous 
people who can do these things are." 

Rosenfield himself said that al- 
though knowledge of his action has 
been "a great way to meet people" 
he doesn't see his action as heroic. 

"I just did it," he said. 

"People react differently to dif- 
ferent things, it's just how I reacted." 

Asbestos stripped 



The Hawthorne-Longfellow Li- 
brary has recently undergone reno- 
vations to remove asbestos from 
the second and third floors. Reno- 
vations have especially centered 
upon those areas frequented by 
students and library staff. 

' According to Head Librarian 
Arthur Monke, when the library 
was built in 1965, the builders, in 
order "to create a sound absorbent 
ceiling, used a sort of fluffy mate- 
rial that asbestos fibers were used 
to hold together." At that time, it 
was legal to use asbestos in public 

About five years ago, when the 
potential danger of cancer from 
exposure to asbestos became 
known, the college began to moni- 
tor the air in the library for asbes- 
tos particles. At no time, however, 
did the level of asbestos fibers 
exceed the standards set by the 
Occupational Safety and Health 

Over the last year, however, 
some problems have arisen. Con- 
densation was found on the ceil- 
ings near the second and third floor 
windows. The ceilings became 
water-soaked, making it possible 
for some asbestos fibers to become 
dislodged and infiltrate the air. 

Over the summer and into the 

first few weeks of this semester 

asbestos removers were brought 

V^n by Physical Plant Director David 

Barbour. The asbestos was re- 
moved from all areas most acces- 
sible to students and staff: mainly 
the study areas on the second and 
third floors. 

"Most remaining spaces in 
which asbestos is present are the 
mechanical areas such as around 
piping and in the boiler room," 
said Barbour. During thecourseof 
these renovations theair was tested 
regularly to ensure that there was, 
and is, no danger to the students, 
faculty and staff. 

Monke is unsure of future plans 
for removal. 'The hope," said 
Monke, "is that it can remain as is 
until such time as the library has to 
have some major renovation 

According to Barbour, Physical 
Plant has checked the library thor- 
oughly and "there is no indication 
of danger; no indication that any- 
thing must be done right off, un- 
less something changes that (they 
are) not aware of." 

"The long range plan for right 
now is to wrap up the problems 
with the rest of the campus, and 
then in about three years, when 
they plan to move the administra- 
tion out of Hawthorne-Longfel- 
low Hall, completely remove the 
asbestos from the library," said 

"However," he added, "we'll 
continue to monitor it and, if at 
any time the read ings change, then 
we'll have to address it." 

Senior entrepreneur runs 'alternative' music store 


Senior Brett Wickard has under- 
taken what for most college stu- 
dents would prove a unique ven- 
ture. Not only does he manage, but 
he also owns one of the only dis- 
count and alternative music stores 
in the Brunswick area. Inspiration 
for Wickard 's store, Bull Moose 
Music, came with the, closing of a 
music shop in downtown Brun- 

"When 'Entertainment Ware- 
house' closed in March, 1 just 
couldn't imagine a town of 40,000 
without a rock or alternative music 
shop," said Wickard. This sparked 
his investigation^ the possibilities 
of opening up his own store. 

"Getting the space was difficult ." 
Wickard admitted. "Part of the rea- 

son that prices in Maine are so high 
is because business space is hard to 
come by." 

Wickard finally found available 
space at 14 Middle Street, located 
off of Maine Street near 'Dunkin' 

According to Wickard, space was 
not the only thing hard to come by 
— money was, too. 

'The initial investment was 
540,000, and that's not an easy sum 
to get hold of," he said. After some 
searching, Wickard borrowed the 
money from a shop in Indiana where 
he formerly worked. He will be 
paying the loan off for a while, but 
at least had something with which 
to get the project off the ground. 

"Everything in the store is hand- 
built," Wickard said. "I wanted to 
have it be a locally owned, locally 

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Friends, mostly Bowdoin stu- 
dents, helped Wickard prepare the 
store for its June 28th opening date. 

Among those who contributed 
their aid to the project Wickard 
named Dave Nute '91, Dave Wilby 
'91, Meredith Sumner '91, Chris 
Brown '91, Marshall Carter '91, 
Margaret Heron '91, John Dough- 
erty '91, and Dave Bender '91. 

"I really appreciate their help — 
they were quite helpful," he said. 
While Wickard and his friends are 
attending classes, Ellen Teegarden, 
a Brunswick resident, will be the 

"She's also been a great help," 
remarked Wickard. 'Things are 
getting so busy that without her, 
we'd be lost." 

Wickard added that in addition 
to his friends, "the local businesses 
have been extremely supportive. 
I've gained a lot of appreciation for 
the local people. Basically we 
wouldn't have had a chance if it had 
not been for them. People have been 
great idea centers and customers." 

He added that he even gets a few 
customers from the Portland area. 

Bull MooseMusicsellseverything 
but jazz and classical. The music is 
available on compact discs, cas- 
settes, and used records. Wickard 

said, "1 can order jazz and classical, 
if people want; basically, I can get 
anything for anybody cheaper than 
anybody else." 

Cassette prices range from $4.50- 
$7.99, and the price range of com- 
pact discs is $8.99-$14.99 . An esti- 
mated ninety percent of the store is 
CD's and tapes, while the rest is 
'used records. 

Business has been good, accord- 
ing to Wickard. "We sell about 15% 
of our stock each week; at this rate, 

we'll be turningover our stock every 
one and-a-half months. That's great 
for a new business. Already we've 
had to increase our stock quite a bit 
from when we started." 

Bull Moose does not stop here. 
One of Brett Wickard's longterm 
goals is to open up a modest chain 
of music stores. "I'd like to open 
them up in college towns that need 
them the most — that, and raise 
small farm animals," he added with 
a chuckle. 


Bull Moose Music is located at 14 Middle St. in downtown B^nswick. Photo 
by Annalisa Schmorleitz 

^Condom controversy; 
Brown responds 

Over the course of the week 
flyers endorsed by the "condom 
committee" have appeared 
around campus. These flyers 
read: "Since Bowdoin has chosen 
not to make protection readily 
available to you, we will. It is the 
goal of the condom committee to 

have Bowdoin install condom ma- 
chines in dormitory bathrooms as 
other colleges have already done. 
Don't we pay enough to be pro- 

In response to these flyers Assis- 
tant Dean of Students Ana Brown 
has cited the existence of four con- 
dom machines previously installed 
on campus. These machines are 
located in laundry rooms in Brun- 

swick Apartments (O Section), in 
the basement of Appleton Hall, in 
Coles Tower and in Maine Hall. 
One machine remains to be in- 
stalled once the ad ministration lo- 
cates a private place accessible to 
both sexes. Any one with sugges- 
tions as to a possible location for 
this fifth machine may contact Ana 
Brown's office on the third floor of 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall. 

Friday, September 8, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Pace 3 ^ 

Dining service updates facilities 

ORIENT Contributor 

Anyone who has recently eaten 
at Wentworth Hall or the Moulton 
Union will have recognized changes 
in the dining facilities. Dining Serv- 
ice has made a number of changes 
in the hope of alleviating overcrowd- 
ing problems of the past. 

According to Assistant Director 
of Dining Service Mary Lou Ken- 
nedy, Dining Service has installed 
an upgraded system for computer 
board checking in both Wentworth 
and the Union. The new digital VAX 
system was added to speed up lines 
by making information more read- 
ily available to the checkers. 

A new register line and traffic 
pattern has also been established in 
the Union. The new "scatter" sys- 
tem is designed to help ease conges- 
tion in the serving area and funnel 
people smoothly into the dining 
area. Kennedy said the new line 
was needed to relieve the over- 
crowding that resulted from last 
year's addition of a deli line and an 
improved bag lunch program. 

The traffic has been re-routed so 

that students enter through the glass 
doors and proceed to get their meal. 
They then go through one of the 
register lines and enter the dining 
room . I f a d i ner need s to re-enter t he 
service area, he or she must exit the 
dining room and go in through the 
glass doors again. Kennedy said it 
may take some getting used to, but 
will hopefully reduce congestion in 
the small area. 

Kennedy also commented on the 
rising board costs. She said one of 
the reasons board costs rose this 
year was that last year's food cost 
reports for the Moulton Union and 
Wentworth Hall were much higher 
than anticipated. Kennedy ex- 
plained much of the unexpected cost 
was due to people not paying for 
food, either at the register or through 
a board plan. 

Dining Service figures the price 
for board based on historical costs 
of labor, food and overhead. "We 
are looking seriously at what we're 
doing and how we're doing it so we 
don't have to pass these costs on to 
the students," Kennedy said. 

Dining Service has battled the 

problem of overcrowding in sev- 
eral ways this year. As there is no 
fall semester rush, all freshmen will 
be eating in campus cafeterias. 
Consequently, great numbers of 
people have been flocking to the 
dining halls. Daggett Lounge has 
been opened again this year to try to 
handle the overflow of students in 

Kennedy also said Dining Serv- 
ice is looking seriously into the pos- 
sibility of dining room expansion to 
accommodate more people. 

Kennedy expressed her desire to 
receive student input on how to 
improve student meals through the 
Student Advisory Committee. 

She said several proposals are 
going to be considered, such as 
partial board plans and snacks. "We 
are considering next year incorpo- 
rating a declining balance system 
— like a credit card — for in-be- 
tween meal use at the Moulton 
Union." Students would payafeeat 
the beginning of the semester and 
the cost of the snack would be sub- 
tracted from that balance. 

Two pinball machines caused enough of an uproar to warrant their removal. 
Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz 


Machines cause uproar 

Several pinball machines deliv- 
ered to the campus tKis fall have 
caused outrage among many mem- 
bers of the Bowdoin community. 
. The Bowdoin Women's Associa- 
tion, some students and faculty 
members voiced their opinions last 
week against two pinball machines 
located in the Moulton Union game 
room. The machines, they felt, 
showed a derogatory depiction of 

The two machines, "Hard Bod- 
ies" and "Rock", were delivered to 

the game room on August 28. Harry 
Warren, director of car«{e/ _ services 
and the Moulton Union, said that 
the machines were sent by All. Sea- 
sons Services, Inc., of Auburn, Me 
\ Warren said the company deliv- 
ers "whatever machines they have 
on hand." The staff at the Union, he 
said, does not review a catalogue. 

"As soon as we heard there was 
objection, we took steps to have 
them removed," Warren said. 

Both machines were replaced 

Dorms receive facelift Capital campaign reaches its conclusion 

Renovations done to campus residences 

ORIENT Contributor 

In past years, no two walls in 
Hyde Hall looked alike. Students 
painted graffiti, caricatures, or col- 
orful designs upon their walls. But 
as of this fall, walking into a room in 
Hyde is just like entering one in 
Coleman, Appleton, or any other 
residence hall on campus. 

Each summer the residence halls 
undergo some type of renovation. 
The hallways in Hyde were sched- 
uled for re-carpeting and re-paint- 
ing this summer. However, last 
spring the Residential Life Com- 
mittde suggested to Dean of Stu- 
dents Ana Brown that the room 
walls of Hyde be painted as well. 

The committee, comprised of 
proctors and students from each 
floor, reported to Brown that a 
majority of Hyde residents "felt they 
didn't have the time to paint their 
rooms when they got here and 
would rather have them painted 
well for once." Consequently, the 
administration and physical plant 
changed the plans for Hyde and 
gave the rooms a new paint job. 

Dave Barbour, director of Physi- 
cal Plant, said the hallways in Hyde 
had always been painted, but they 
"had left the rooms for the students 
to decorate." Barbour said once the 
decision wasmadetoadd the rooms 
to the painting roster, the money 
allocated for Moore Hall was shifted 
to Hyde. 

In addition to the new paint 
adorning the walls of Hyde Hall, 
new carpeting lies on the hallway 
floors. Although new furniture was 
not purchased this year, improved 
furniture from other dorms replaced 
the decrepit couches and chairs. 
Barbour said "soon down the road 
we will put new furnishings into 

Hyde Hall was not the only dor- 
mitory that underwent renovation 
this summer. All of the residence 
halls received some sort of atten- 
tion. "Winthrop, Maine, and Ap- 
pleton all have new furniture," 
Barbour explained. 

The apartments at 10 Cleveland 
Street also received all new furnish- 
ings. Although the bulk of Cole- 

man's furnishings were retained 
because of their good condition, the 
bad couches were replaced with new 
ones. Barbour added that the last 
twelve Brunswick Apartments were 
also renovated. 

He designated Mayflower Apart- 
ments as part of the next big project, 
along with Hyde and Moore. The 
rooms in Coles Tower were for the 
most part bypassed as they were 
completely refurbished during the 
summer of 1988. 

Barbour expressed his belief that 
the "living conditions are excellent 
at Bowdoin. Students are taking 
better care of the facilities. This al- 
lows us to be on a five year cycle of 
painting and we are just now catch- 
ing up on the furnishings." 

Two recent donations have 
brought Bowdoin's five-year capi- 
tal campaign to its S56 million goal, 
seven months ahead of schedule. 

On June 3 the Campaign for 
Bowdoin stood at $56,098,000. The 
campaign ends in December. 

A gift of $500,000 from the Mar- 
garet Millikcn Hatch Charitable 
Trust will support the construction 
of the library wing of the College's 
new science center. The gift aug- 
ments June 1988 donation of nearly 
S2 million for the $7 million library 
and associated aspects of the sci- 
ence center. 

President A. LeRoy Greason 
announced theadditionalgiftatthe 
groundbreaking ceremonies for the 
library wing June 3. 

Another major gift was an- 
nounced by Overseer William H. 
Hazen '52, the national chair of the 

campaign, at the Alumni Associa- 
tion luncheon the same day. 

A SI .5 bequest from the estate of 
Doris Pike White, who received an 
honorary degree from Bowdoin in 
I960, will establish the Ashmead 
White Chair for the Director of 
Athletics, the Doris Pike White Li- 
brary Book Endowment Fund, and 
the Ashmead and Doris Pike White 
Fund for educational purposes. 

The Campaign for Bowdoin, the 
College's largest fund-raising effort 
ever, has received support for 13 
new faculty positions, $15 million 
for student scholarships, anS* capi- 

tal improvements to laboratories, 
the library, the dormitories, and the 
Chapel. The library was expanded 
in 1984, and the Farley Field House 
and a new swimming pool opened 
in fall 1987'. 

'The success of the Campaign 
for Bowdoinrcflccts the generosity 
of 4,000 donors, several hundred 
volunteers, and many valued 
members of the Bowdoin commu- 
nity," said Ha/en. 

"Our success thus tar will un- 
doubtedly help us to substantially 
exceed theoriginal $56 million goal," 
he added. 

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The BowdoCm Orient 

Friday, Skftember 8, 1989 

Holt, Ward awarded Fulbrights 

Associate Professor of religion 
John C.Holt and Professor of mathe- 
matics James E. Ward have each been 
awarded Fulbright grants to pursue 
their respective academic interests. 

Holt will teach graduate studies 
in comparative religion at the Uni- 
versity of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka 
for the 1989-90 academic year, while 
Ward will lecture at the National 
University of Lesotho. 

In 1982 Holt established the Inter- 
collegiate Sri Lanka Educational 
(ISLE) Program, an academic ex- 
change program-for students and 
faculty at Bowdoin, Bates, Carleton, 
Swarthmore, and Hobart and Wil- 
liam Smith Colleges in cooperation 
.with the University of Peradeniya. 
While in Sri Lanka between 1983 
and 1985, he directed the ISLE Pro- 
gram and conducted research un- 
der a fellowship from the National 
Endowment for the Humanities. His 
research, which focused on the 
dynamics of religious change in 
in his third book, "BUddha in the 
Crown: Avalokitesvara inTradition- 
ally Buddhist Sri Lanka," to be 
published by Oxford University 
Press early next year. 

In addition to teaching graduate 
courses on theoretical approaches 

to the study of religion. Holt in- 
tends to conduct research on the 
changing character of Buddhist 
monasticism in modern Sri Lanka 
and to makeaseriesof ethnographic 
videos for classroom use at Bow- 
doin. For the firstfour months of his 
stay, he will also direct the under- 
graduate studies of 14 American 
students from the ISLE colleges, 
including Bowdoin. 

A native of San Francisco, Holtis 
a grduate of Gustavus Adolphus 
College and earned his master's 
degree at the Graduate Theological 
Union and his doctorate at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. He joined the 
Bowdoin faculty in 1978. 

Ward joined the Bowdoin faculty 
in 1968 and recently completed a 
second term as chair of the depart- 
ment of mathematics. He is the co- 
author of Bowdoin's innovative self- 
paced calculus program. In addi- 
tion to calculus, he teaches courses 
in linear and advanced algebra, 
subjects in which he will lecture in 
Lesotho. Ward wasa memberof the 
board of governors of the Mathe- 
matical Association of America from 
1985 to 1988. 

While he is in south Africa, Ward 
plans to visit the black students 
Bowdoin is sponsoring at integrated 

universities in Austerville and 
Capetown. Lesotho is a landlocked 
country in the east central part of 
the Republic of South Africa. The 
country, formerly known as Basuto- 
land, gained independence from 
Great Britain in 1966. Education 
plays a key role in Lesotho's plans 
for economic and social develop- 
ment, and projects are under way in 
agricultural and technical educa- 
tion. The National University of 
Lesotho, formerly shared by 
Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland 
in their respective countries, was 
nationalized in 1975. 

A nativeof Greenville, S.C., Ward 
is a graduate of Vanderbilt Univer- 
sity and earned his master's and 
doctoral degrees at the University 
of Virginia.' 

Ward and Holt are two of ap- 
proximately 1 ,500 U.S. grantees who 
will travel abroad for the coming 
academic year under the Fulbright 
Program. Established in 1946 un- 
der congressional legislation intro- 
duced by former Senator J. William 
Fulbright of Arkansas, the program 
is designed "to increase mutual 
understanding between the people 
of the United States and the people 
of other countries." 

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college years in speech 

In his final convocation speech 
as President of Bowdoin College, 
A. LeRoy Greason urged students 
to spend less time worrying about 
grades and direction, and more 
time interacting with ideas, ques- 
tioning values, and "experiencing" 
college. Greason made his remarks 
when he opened the College's 
188th academic year Wednesday, 
August 30. 

"I, for one, should feel sorry if 
you were to graduate from Bow- 
doin without ever having gone to 
college. It's possible," Greason 
warned in his Convocation ad- 
d rcss to students and faculty at the 
First Parish Church in Brunswick. 

Greason recounted his own ex- 
perience in college, saying he was 
very conscious that his parents 
were sacrificing to pay his tuition. 
Greason recalled that he worked 
hard and never went to an exam 
unprepared, but he noted that 
good grades alone are not enough . 
"I was too earnest," said Greason. 
"I was, to use the awful idiom of 
today, too 'result oriented.' But I 
don't think I had the right result in 
mind. True, I was going to college, 
but I was going to my parents' 
understanding of college, a place 
where you do what you are told to 
do, where you learn what you are 
told to learn, and where, if suc- 
cessful, you get good grades. That's 
not entirely wrong, but it's not 

Instead, Greason encouraged 
students to use their time at Bow- 
doin to move beyond the tradi- 
tional definition of college. "You' re 
supposed to pass through Bow- 

doin interacting with ideas, ideas 
bigger than you ever thought of, 
questioning values, values you've 
always lived with uncritically, 
reading books that will take you 
far beyond yourselves, writingand 
saying things that are as new to 
you as tomorrow. That's going to 
college," he stated. 

Greason also encouraged stu- 
dents to take advantage of the 
guidance offered by the Bowdoin 
faculty. Paraphrasing from the mo- 
rality play Everyman, Greason told 
students that the teachers at Bow- 
doin, "...are here to 'be thy guide 
in thy most need' in the journey 
that carries you to the center of this 
college." Greason noted that it was 
his teachers who helped him dis- 
cover college. 'The grades took 
care of themselves," he recalled. 
"Whatever I did later with my 
discoveries — business, law, teach- 
ing — could wait. The discoveries 
were all grist for the mill, what- 
ever the mill should turn out to 

Greason will retire as president 
attheend of next June, after thirty- 
eight years of serving the College 
as teacher, as dean, and as presi- 
dent. Greason closed his finally 
Convocation address with the 
hope that students take full ad- 
vantage of their years at Bowdoin. 
"My wish this afternoon for you is 
for a very exciting journey, diffi- 
cult at times, even upsetting; ef- 
fortless at times, even exhilarat- 
ing; but always moving you be- 
yond yourselves, liberating you 
from yourselves. Tomorrow the 
journey begins!" 

Hood named to RR. position 

Director of Public Relations and 
Publications Richard A. Mersereau 
announced last month the appoint- 
ment of Scott W. Hood as news 

Hood will be responsible for 
developing and executing a com- 
prehensive news and information 
program, coordinating external 
communications with the news 
media. He will work with other 
faculty, and students to promote 
and publicize Bowdoin's programs 
and policies. 

"Scott's experience in journalism 
and public affairs will be an invalu- 
able asset in helping Bowdoin to 

strengthen its reputation as one of 
the nation's finest liberal arts col- 
leges and as a source of respected 
opinion," Mersereau commented. 

Hood has been the news director 
for the Maine Public Broadcasting 
Network since 1 987, and has served 
as producer and co-host of "Maine 
Things Considered," MPBN's 
award-winning evening news pro- 
gram. Before he joined the MPBN 
staff asa reporter in 1 985, he worked 
for two years as the news director at 
WJTO-AM/WIGY-FM in Bath. Be- 
fore coming to Maine, he was a 
public affairs representative for 
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Tiie Bowdoin Orient 

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About the Class of 1993... 

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The Bowdocm Orient 

Friday, September 8, 1989 

Bowdoin under investigation 

(Continued from page l) 

policy, Bowdoin's catalog alludes 
tothis meeting, stating, "After Bow- 
doin has selected its aid recipients, 
but before notifications are mailed, 
the College consults with other east- 
ern private col leges for the sole pur- 
pose of exchanging information on 
'overlapping' candidates." 

The catalog goes on to explain, 
"Awards may differ because each 
college makes itsown financial need 
determination, but since thecolleges 
are using the same basic need for- 
mula and the same famHy financial 
data, aid will normally only vary by 
the difference in the cost of atten- 
dance at such colleges as Amherst, 
Barnard, Bowdoin, Brown, Bryn 
Ma wr, Colby, Dartmouth, Harvard, 
Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Rad- 
cliffe. Trinity, Tufts, Vassar, Welle- 
sley, Wesleyan, Williams and Yale." 

The 23 participating institutions, 
which include eight Ivy Leagues 
and 15 private colleges and univer- 
sities, defend it on the grounds that 
it is the only way to prevent un- 
seemly bidding wars for best tal- 
ents and lets students choose their 
colleges on the basis of academics. 

Although an article entitled "Do 
Colleges Colludeon Financial Aid?" 
written by Gary Putka in the May 2, 
1 989, issue of the Wall Street Journal 
may have sparked the Justice De- 
partment's investigation, none of 
the institutions involved are specu- 
lating as to how the investigation 

started or why it is happening. 
Bowdoin Director of Public Rela- 
tions and Publications Richard 
Mersereau explained the college 
was not sure what prompted the 
investigation but acknowledged 
that Bowdoin had indeed received 
a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) 
on about August 1 . As to Bowdoin's 
position in the investigation, Mers- 
ereau said, "Our role now is to 
understand what they're asking for 
and to cooperate.... We are comply- 
ing as best as we possibly can." 

The Justice Department set Au- 
gust 18 as the date whereby the 
institutions served with CI D's must 
have submitted the requested ma- 
terials to Washington in order to 
render themselves in compliance 
with its demands. These materials, 
Mersereau explained, included any 
documents relating to the setting of 
tuition, determination of faculty 
salaries and awarding of financial 

Although Mersereau said "the 
college is still in the process of 
complying" with thejustice Depart- 
ment'sdemands, he pointed out the 
college is cooperating fully and that 
Dean of Planning and Administra- 
tion Thomas Hochstettler "has 
worked out an agreement whereby 
the documents could be sent on a 
timetable of weeks... it takes time to 
identify and track down documents 
but we are sending documents in as 
soon a time as possible." 

$25,000 grant for physics prof. 

Visiting Assistant Professor of 
Physics George M. Schmiedeshoff 
has been awarded a 525,000 Cottrcll 
College Science Grant from the 
Research Corporation for his work 
with superconductors, materials 
which lose all resistance to the flow 
of electricity. 

Schmiedeshoff investigates the 
magnetic properties of so-called 
"heavy fermion" superconductors, 
whose electrons behave as if they 
weighed several hundred times 
more than they normally do. This 
unusual behavior results in a large 
magnetization, Schmiedeshoff says. 

"Since magnetism usually de- 
stroys superconductivity, it was 
very surprising to discover that 
several of these systems do become 
superconductors at temperatures 
about one degree above absolute 
zero (about minus ' 460 degrees 
Fahrenheit)," he says. 

Superconductivity can be de- 
stroyed by increasing the tempera- 
ture or- by applying a sufficiently 
large magnetic field. In either case, 
says Schmiedeshoff, there is a well- 
defined boundary between super- 

conducting and "normal" behav- 

"My students and I will be map- 
ping out these boundaries, in search 
of clues to the origin and character 
of the superconducting state." 

Schmiedeshoff and his students 
will use Bowdoin's new high-field 
superconducting magnet, as well as 
the Francis Bitter National Magnet 
Laboratory at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, where the 
highest, constant magnetic fields in 
the world are available. They will 
also study the newer high-tempera- 
ture copper oxide supercond uctors, 
• "which have very interesting mag- 
netic properties and bear a 'family 
resemblance' to the heavy-fermion 
systems," says Schmiedeshoff. 

A member of the faculty since 
1987, Schmiedeshoff is a graduate 
of the University of Bridgeport and 
earned his master's and doctoral 
degrees at the University of Massa- 
chusetts, Amherst. 

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Mersereau continued, "Our deal- 
ings with the Department of Justice 
are cordial. We're in the spirit of 

Mersereau declined comment on 
all areas of the investigation other 
than those dealing with the already 
public financial aid information, 
saying, 'The college is not inter- 
ested in commenting upon any part 
of the investigation as far as tuition 
and the setting of faculty salaries, 
but it would be happy to provide 
factual information with regard to 
financial aid policies and practices." 
He acknowledged the college is in 
touch with legal counsel experts on 
antitrust and explained, "Our posi- 
tion is that there's nothing to be 
gained.... We're in the middle of 
cooperating and sending them 

"There's no point to be served by 
talking about those other aspects at 
this time," he said. 

Mersereau also refused to specu- 
late upon the course of action the 
Justice Department might take, 
explaining, "It would be inappro- 
priate to speculate. We do not want 
to speculate on the future. Our atti- 
tude is let's cooperate and see what 

Mersereau concluded, "It's an 
"investigation at this stage. One 
hopes it ends when we send down 
the truckload of documents, but who 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, September 8, 1989 

Robert K. Beckwith dies 

(Continued from page 1) 

saidCerf. "Hecamealive.Itshowed 
how teaching was his life." 

Beckwith graduated with a de- 
gree in chemical engineering from 
Lehigh University in 1943, but later 
studied at the Tanglcwood School 
of Music in Lenox, Mass, the Juil- 
liard School of Music in New York, 
and the Manhattan School of Music. 
He was a member of the faculty of 
Marymount College in Tarrytown, 
N.Y. and Amherst College prior to 
joining the music department at 

Under Beckwith's direction, the 
music department at Bowdoin won 
many awards, developed a music 
library, added instruction in applied 
music, expanded its public concert 
series, added to its instrument col- 
lection, and established the Bow- 
doin College Music Press. 

Beckwith was a founder and di- 
rector of the Bowdoin Summer 
Music School and Festival, which 
began in 1964. Current director of 
the program, Lewis Kaplan, will be 

performing along with Schwartz in 
Tuesday's memorial. 

Beckwith also directed the Bow- 
doin Glee Quo and the Bowdoin 
Chapel Choir, and was one of the 
first professors to offer senior semi- 
nars when the College's senior cen- 
ter program began in 1964. 

In addition, Beckwith was ex- 
tremely active musically off cam- 
pus. He was a director of Opera 
New England of Maine, Inc., served 
on the music advisory panel of the 
Maine StateCommission on the Arts 
and Humanities, and as president 
and a director of the Coastal Thea- 
ter Workshop. 

He wa s a member o f t he A ssocia - 
Hon of Choral Conductors, the 
Council of College Music Society, 
and the Lehigh University Visiting 
Committee on the Fine Arts. 

When Beckwith retired in 1986, 
he was replaced by current Assis- 
tant Professor of Music James 
McCalla. "Bob made me feel very 
welcome," said McCalla, "and he 
encouraged me to bra nch out a nd to 

hold myself to thehighest standards. 
I had not performed publicly for 
over 10 years, and would not have 
had he not encouraged me." Mc- 
Calla will perform a Ravel piece for 
two pianos with Matthew 
I wanowicz '86 at the memorial serv- 

Also performing at the service 
will be Kurt Ollmann 77 and the 
Bowdoin College Chamber Choir, 
under the direction of Linda Blan- 
chard. Schwartz said most of the 
groups or works performed at the 
service will be "symbolically im- 
portant." Helen L. Cafferty, assis- 
tant dean of the faculty and associ- 
ate professor of German, William B. 
Whiteside, Frank Munsey Profes- 
sor of history; and Cerf will also 

In 1986, a fund was established to 
provide endowment for a chair of 
music in Beckwith's name at Bow- 
doin. Donations may be made to 
that chair in care of Bowdoin Col- 
lege, Brunswick, Maine 04011. 

3 promoted to full professor 

Three members of the faculty 
have been promoted to the rank of 
full professor, Dean of the Faculty 
Alfred H. Fuchs announced. 

Thethreeare William H. Barker, 
associate professor of mathemat- 
ics; Helen L. Cafferty, associate pro- 
fessor of German; and Joanne Feit 
Diehl, associate professor of Eng- 

Barker's primary research inter- 
est is semisimple Lie groups, an 
advanced topic in mathematics. 
self-paced calculus program, he 
was featured in Ken Macrorie's 
1984 'Twenty Teachers," a book 
about outstandingeducatorsin the 
United States. 

Barker joined the Bowdoin fac- 
ulty in 1975 as an assistant profes- 
sor and was promoted to associate 
professor in 1981. A native of 
Brooklyn, N.Y., he is a graduate of 
Harpur College of the State Uni- 
versity of New York and earned 
his doctorate at the Massachusetts 

Institute of Technology. 

Cafferty is an expert in East Gcr- 
man literature and culture, 
women's literature, and 19th- and 
20th-century German literature 
She has published many articles 
and reviews in literary journals. 

Cafferty joined thefacultyin 1972 
as an instructor in German, and 
was appointed assistant professor 
in 1976 and associate professor in 
1982. She was named assistant dean 
of the faculty in 1986. A native of 
Waynesburg, Pa., she earned her 
bachelor'sdcgrecat BowlingGrcen 
State University, her master's de- 
gree at Syracuse University, and 
her doctorate at the University of 

Diehl's academic focus js 
women's poetry, in particular the 
works of Emily Dickinson. 

Diehl joined the faculty in 1988 
as an associate professor of Eng- 
lish. She is a graduate of Mount 
Holyoke College and earned her 
doctorate at Yale University. 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 9 

Arts & Entertainment 


us bands 
reach musical peak 

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ORIENT Contributor 

Party-goers at last Saturday 
night'saffairat Delta Sig were lucky 
enough to see all three working 
campus bands under one roof at 
one time. All three bands were in 
fine form and everyone got an ear- 
ful. Not only were they treated to 
an aural sensation not to be sur- 
passed in this hemisphere, but there 
was dancing, too. 

At about ten the music got under 
way with a new duo, "The Tim and 
Kevin Band." Tim Armstrong '90 
played guitar, accompanied by 
Kevin Johannen '91 on the banjo 
and fiddle. Performing mostly Irish 
and traditional songs, the band 
started the evening off right with 
some of the most raucous rendi- 
tions of cry-in-your-beer Irish drink- 
ing songs you'll hear west of Dub- 
lin. Their rendition of their own 
"Bertha Sue" seemed the biggest 
popular favorite. A unique band on 
campus, they aren't to be missed. 

Next on the bill were a band 
known to almost all socialites on 
canypus, "Chicken Bucket." Intro- 
ducing themselves only as Barrys 
Manilow, Gibb, Goldwater and 
McGuire, the band, in their own 
words, "caused a racket." Their 
nominal front-man, sometime lead 
singer and stage-stud (McGuire) is 
a wiry, 5'5 music major. His ap- 
pearance onstage in (borrowed) 
spandex and a leather flight helmet 
made the performance all the more 
compelling. Backed by some solid 
guitar from Goldwater and Ma- 

nilow and a beat supplied by Gibb 
the band's short, sweet set included 
War's "Low Rider," The Vapor's 
'Turning Japanese," and Curved 
Air's "Backstreet Luv," along with 
original compositions by the band. 
A performance by the Bucket is 
rumored set for the near future. Miss 
this at your own peril. 

Topping the bill were the Delta 
Sig house band. Another old famil- 
iar, "The Missing Hittites" are re- 
turning for the fourth straight year 
(now with their original drummer, 
Arly Hedrick Allen '90). Led by a 
grinning, 6 foot 3 inch mohawker 
named Tim Armstrong, the band 
includes bassist Christian Myers '90 
and Guitarists Megan Rush '91 and 
Al Macintyre '90. Saturday night 
Armstrong unveiled his mystery 
instrument, an accordion which he 
then played with great abandon. 
Their show had covers, including 
the crowd pleaser, "Sweet Home 
Alabama" and the ubiquitous origi- 
nal songs, "No More Ties," and "My 
Baby Don't Drink Milk." 

Also on campus but not at Delta 
Sig Saturday night is Gabe Dorman 
'91 . Dorman, half the long-running 
"John and Gabe (and later Berto)," 
plays folk and some blues with 
guitar and voice. He performed on 
the quad Sunday. 

In this year of the Rolling Stones 
and The Who, look also for a reun- 
ion of 'Thejoshua Trio." A U2 cover 
band, they broke up last year after 
one of the members graduated. 
There are, however, rumors in the 
mill of a show sometime this semes- 
ter. Cheers! 

Students were warmed by good weather and good music last Sunday on the quad at the Student Organiza- 
tion Fair. Pictured above are (clockwise) performers Gabe Dorman '91, "Chicken Bucket" and "The Tim 
and Kevin Band." Photos by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

Avant garde violinist performs 

Violinist Sandra Goldberg and 
Professor of Music Elliott Schwartz 
will present an Avant Garde Violin 
Recital this Wednesday in Daggett 
Lounge at 3:15 p.m. 

Goldberg has been heard as a so- 
loist and chamber musician in the 
United States, Canada, Austria, 
France, Norway, and Switzerland, 
as well as in renowned festivals such 
astheGrandTetonand Aspen Musk 
Festivals. She has been featured on 
radio broadcasts in the United Stats 


and Noway, and on Swiss televi- 

Goldberg gave her Carnegie Re- 
cital hall debut as first violinist of 
the Orion String Quartet, 1982 win- 
ners of the New York Artists Inter- 
national Competition. Her perform- 
ance of the Bartok Violin Concerton 
won high acclaim from Chicago 

Goldberg holds degrees from the 
Peabody Conservatory and the 
Eastman School of Music, where 

she studied with Berl Senofsky and 
Donald Weilerstein. Other teachers 
have included Syoko Aki Erie and 
karen Tuttle. She has also performed 
in the master classes of Nathan 
Milstein and Szymon Goldberg. 

Formerly concertmaster and so- 
loist of the Orchestra of New Eng- 
land and principal second violin of 
the New Haven Symphony Orches- 
tra, she has been third solo violin of 
the Zurcher Kammerorchester since 

Pandas take revenge 

Stormy Monday 

Friday. September 8. 7:30 
and 10 p.m. Smith Audito- 

A sultry 1988 film noir 
starring Melanie Griffith 
and Sting. It's the story of 
young lovers caught up in 
a vicious American busi- 
nessman's plot to destroy a 
local club owner. 

Blood Simple 

Saturday. September 9. 7:30 
and 10 p.m. Smith Audito- 
rium ^ 

A chilling, incredibly sus- 
penseful and well-plotted 
mystery about a series of 
unexplained murders. Cre- 
ated and directed by the 
team who made 'Raising 

Babette's Feast 

Wednesday. September 13 
3:30 and 8 p.m. Kresge 

A 1987 Danish film about 
two sisters leading puritan 
lives on the barren seacoast 
of Denmark who discover a 
new world of passion and 
sensuality through an 
encounter with a culinary 

All shows are free. 


The Masque and Gown, Bow- 
doin's theatre company, makes its 
1989-1990 debut with three perform- 
ances of 'The Revenge of the Space 
Pandas,, or Binky Rudich and the 
Two Speed Clock," by David 

Dave Callan '91 directs the all- 
upperclassperson cast which con- 
sists of Christa Torrens '91, Aimee 
Bingler, Will Coombs, Joanna Dunn, 
Tricia Ernst, Terri Kane, Rob Lauch- 
lan, Eva Nagorski, Caroline Nastro, 
David Potischman, Brendan Rielly, 
Erik Rogstad, Kathy Rohner, and 
Chris Theisen, all '92. 

Callan and cast describe the play's 
plot as, "A sprightly, wild and liter- 

ally woolv depiction of children at 

Chris Theisen sees it as, "an es- 
cape-adventure, Tand of the Lost'- 
esque story." Erik Rogstad, portray- 
ing Bob the Talking Sheep, claims 
his character, among others, goes 
through "a lot of species growth." 

To see this "species growth" 
among other things, check out one 
of the performances, Thursday, 
Friday, and Saturday September 1 4- 
16. Thursday's presentation is re- 
served exclusively for first-year 
students, but all classes may attend 
the Friday and Saturday shows. 

All performances take place at 
8:00 p.m. in the George H. Quinby 
Playwright's Theater downstairs in 
Pickard Theater (Memorial Hall.) 

Cornell exhibits in U.S.S.R. 

Professor of Art Thomas Cor- 
nell has been selected to participate 
in an exhibition of contemporary 
artists in the Soviet Union. The 
exhibition is titled "Painting Beyond 
the Death of Painting." It opens at 
the Kuznetsky Mpst exhibition'hall 
in Moscow on September 14, and is 
intended to represent the state of 
American art. 

Cornell is one of approximately 
25 artists selected by author and art 
critic Donald Kuspit to participate 
in the Moscow-exhibition. 

Two large figurative paintings 

by Cornell will be included in the 
exhibition. They include "Bathers 
IV" (1987-88), and "Gaea" (1988). 

Cornell and his wife, Christa, 
will attend the opening reception 
for the exhibition as guests of the 
U.S.S.R. Artists Union. The Honor- 
ary Committee formed in connec- 
tion with the exhibition includes 
Raisa Gorbachev, wife of Soviet 
President Mikhail Gorbachev, and 
Mrs. Nicholas Brady, wife of the 
Secretary of the Treasury of the 
United States. 

Page 10 

The Bowdoesj Orient 

Friday, September 8, 1989 


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: The Imag- 
inus Poster Sale, sponsored by 
the Moulton Union Bookstore, 
takes place in Lancaster Lounge , 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: The Mu- 
seum of Art offers their annual 
poster sale in Walker Art Building . 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Museum 
of Art poster sale continues in 
Walker Art Building. 
9:30 p.m.: Boston reggae band 
the l-Tones perform near the Polar 
Bear. The performance will be 
held in Main Lounge, MU in case 

of rain. 


4:00 p.m.: A memorial remem- 
brance for Robert K. Beckwith. 
professor emeritus of music , who 
died on August 26 will take place 
in the First Parish Church. Tributes 
will be given by faculty mem- 
bers, and music will be per- 

4:00 p.m.: The Jung Seminar, m A 
Walk on the Wild Side." a dream 
by Dorothy Barstow will take 
place in the Faculty Room, Mas- 
sachusetts Hall. 

7:00 p.m.: The Presidential Search 
Committee will hold an open 
meeting in Daggett Lounge. 
Wentworth Hall to update the 
College community on its work 
and to hear views concerning 
the future of Bowdoin and quali- 
ties desired in the next president. 
8:00 p.m.: "From Eiders to Ideas: 
The Bowdoin Scientific Station, 
Kent Island, 1935-1989.' a slide 
lecture delivered by Nathaniel T. 
Wheelwright, assistant professor 
of biology and director of the 
station, will highlight the facility's 
history and the research con- 
ducted there. The lecture will take 
place in Kresge Auditorium, 
V.A.C. It is open to the public free 
of charge. 

1:00 p.m.: Gallery talk. "Bow- 
doin 's Outdoor Gallery: A Walk- 
ing Tour of the Quad." by Patri- 
cia McGraw Anderson, instruc- 
tor of art. University of Maine, 
and author. The Architecture of 
Bowdoin College. Presented with 
support from the Maine Arts 
Commission. Meet in front of 
Walker Art Building. 
3:15 p.m.: Sandra Goldberg, 
violinist, and Elliott Schwartz, 
pianist and professor of music 
present an Avant Garde Violin 
Recital in Daggett Lounge. 
Wentworth Hall. Works by com- 
posers Tom Johnson, Morton 
Feldmah. Joan Tower and Cor- 
nelius Cardew will be performed . 
7:00 p.m.: As part of the Gender 
and German Film Series. 7he All- 
Round Reduced Personality: 
Redupers Helke Sander (1977)w\\\ 
be shown in Smith Auditorium, 
Sills Hall. (German with English 

Lars Vegas: Portland's newest 
band plays tonight downstairs at 
Kubz in Portland. Call 773-8187 
for more information. 

7:00 p.m.: The Italian Film Series 
presents Paisa, a film directed by 
R. Rossellini in 1 946. Sponsored by 
the Department of Romance 
Languages. (Italian with English 



Reservations for the first Bowdoin 
Business Breakfast on Tuesday, 
September 19 at 7:30 a.m. in 
Daggett Lounge, Wentworth Hall 
must be made no later than Fri- 
day. September 15. Call 725- 
3437. Duane "Buzz" Fitzgerald, 
president and chief operating 
officer of Bath Iron Works will be 

The Dead Milkmen will be per- 
forming at Zootz in Portland on 
Sunday. September 24. Call 773- 
81 87 for ticket information. 

Janto's "Power of Myth": Original 
artworks preparea by New Yprk 
artist Hrana Janto for the PBS 
series "The Power of Myth" will be 
on display at Hawthorne- Long- 
fellow Library through Nov. 28. 
The exhibit is free to the public. 
Hours: Mon. - Sat.. 8:30 a.m. to 5 
p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Realism exhibition: An exhibition 
of twelve paintings by Carol 
Pylant is on display in the John A. 
and Helen P. Becker gallery of 
the Bowdoin College Museum of 
Art through October 1 . Pylant is a 
realist painter whose images are 
a contemplative record of the 
people, relationships, and places 
in her life. 

Marvel Wynn Paintings: An exhi- 
bition of paintings by Marvel 
Wynn of Yarmouth are on dis- 
play through October in Lancas- 
ter Lounge in Moulton Union. The 
public is welcome at no charge . 

Bowdoin College Museum of Art 

Tuesday- Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 4.00 
p.m.; Saturday, 10:00a.m. to 5:00 
p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 
p.m. Closed Mondays and na- 
tional holidays. 


"La Promessa" is included among the 12 paintings in Carol Pylant's realism exhibition at the Museum of 
Art through October 1. 

Award-winning Pylant displays realism 

An exhibition of twelve paint- 
ings by Carol Pylant is on display in 
the John A. and Helen P. Becker 
gallery of the Bowdoin College 
Museum of Art through October 1 . 

Carol Pylant is a realist painter 
whose images are a contemplative 
record of the people, relationships, 
and places in her life. Pylant's paint- 
ings frequently include writers, 
composers, painters, and often the 

artist herself, reflecting a fascina- 
tion with the creative spirit. 

Pylant currently teaches at the 
University of Wisconsin-Madison. 
Since 1981, her works have been 
displayed in group shows in New 
York, Chicago, Boston, Florida, 
Germany, and France, among oth- 
ers, and in one-person exhibitions 
in Detroit, Boston, and Bellagio, 
Italy. She is the recipient of numer- 

ous awards, including a National 
Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts 
Fellowship, Residency Awards from 
the Rockefeller Foundation in Italy, 
the Karolyi Foundation in Vence, 
France; and the Fromberg Artists' 
Center in Schwandorf, Germany. 

The Bowdoin exhibition was 
organized by Mark Wethli, associ- 
ate professor of art and director of 
studio art at Bowdoin College. 


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Friday, September 8, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Pace 1 1 


Men's soccer ready to roll 

Bears aim to repeat last year's playoff season J 


Hoping to repeat last year's 
8-4-2 mark, the men's soccer team 
returned to the field last week. 

The "squad boasted impres- 
sive wins in 1988 against Amherst 
and Wesleyan, earning its seventh 
Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) cham- 
pionship. It was their first outright 
title since 1985. 

Additionally, the group re- 
ceived it's first ECAC playoff invita- 
tion in several years and set single 
season records with 7 shutouts and 
26 assists. 

Possibly the most optimistic 
news is that the Bears return 10 of 
their 11 starters, losing only co- 
captain Karl Maier to graduation. 

Leading scorers Lance 
Conrad '91 and tri-captain Chris 
Carbaccio '90, each tallying four 
goals and eleven points last season, 
will provide a big offensive boost. 

The two will be aided by Bob Shultz 
'90, who scored three goals last year, 
and Mike Trucano '92. 

In addition, Coach Tim Gilbr- 
ide is hoping freshman Greg Len- 
nox can add an offensive spark as 
either a striker or midfielder. 

"Greg is very skilled and had 
good speed," Gilbride said. 

The other tri-captains. Dirk 
Asherman '90 and John Secor '90, 
bring experience to the midfield. 

Asherman's five assists was 
the team high in '88, and Secor, a 
second-time captain, is very strong 

Speaking of defense, the en- 
tire defense returns intact, includ- 
ing goaltenders Will Waldorf '90 
and Bruce Wilson '90, who alter- 
nated to combine for seven shut- 
outs last fall. 

Waldorf was recently injured 
and will be unable to play for a few 
weeks. Wilson therefore, will see 

most of the playing time until Wal- 
dorf is able to work himself into the 

Stopper Pat Hopkins '92 and 
sweeper Esteban Pokornay '91 
anchor the defense, which includes 
offensive threat Amin Khadurri '91 
and the experience of Blair Dils '90 
and Andy Robarts '90, who shared 
playing time last season. 

. Additionally, Gilbride cites 
freshman Peter Van Dyke '93 as a 
good addition to an already solid 

"Peter is a very heady player 
and is good with the ball," Gilbride 

The Polar Bears open this 
year's season away at University of 
New England on Tuesday. The 
Bears then have their home opener 
on September 16th when the 
Amherst Lord Jeffs travel to Bow- 
doin for a key early season matchup 
between two ECAC playoff teams. 

Tennis set to improve behind veterans 


ORIENT Asst. Sports Editor 

Put together an experienced 
*quad with a good group of fresh- 

men, throw in some hard work and 
what is the result? Hopefully for the 
women's tennis team and Coach 
Paul Baker, the result is a successful 

Player get ready to return a shot at practice. Photo by Pam Haas 12 

Volleyball battles No. 1 Bates squad 


ORIENT Asst. Sports Editor 

The 1989 Bowdoin volleyball 
team will try to improve on the 
success of last fall with an experi- 
enced squad that should provide a 
high-powered offense. 

Coach Lynn Ruddyexpcctsthis 
vears team to do "as well, if not 
better, than last year," despite hav- 
ing to face a much tougher schedule 
that includes traditional powers 
MIT. and Bates. 

Coach Ruddy is looking to co- 
captain Karen Andrew '90, Ingrid 
Gustafson '92, and Ellen William- 
son '92 to lead the offense from the 
position of hitter and setter. 

Andrew has been named to the 
All-State team twice, and Gustafson 
led the team in hitting proficiency at 
90°c. All three woman possess 
enough size to give the squad a for- 
midable offensive threat. The only 
question mark on the front line is 
Gustafson, who is currently ham- 
pered with an injury. 

The returning setters include 
co-captain Abby Jealous '91 Jen Lev- 
ine '91, and Lynn Keeley '92. Jeal- 

ous is coming off a fine season in 
which she was named to the All- 
State team. Both Jealous and Keeley 
were the team's top servers for most 
of last season. 

Ruddy hasanot her solid fresh- 
manclass this year. Melissa Schulen- 
berg, Kate Harrington, and Jon 
Litzow should make an important 
contribution to the team. 

The outlook for the volleyball 
squad is very good according to 
Coach Ruddy. In terms of overall 
talent, she believes this years team 
is going to be "the best [volleyball I 
team Bowdoin's had." 

However, Ruddy cautioned 
that "the win-loss record might not 
be as good, but the team should be 
playing better" than last year. 

With a tough schedule ahead 
of them, which includes three home 
tournaments, the volleyball team 
has its work cut out to improve on 
the 22-12 mark posted by the 1988 
edition. The Bears begin their sea- 
son on the road Sept. 13 against a 
very strong Bates team, which fin- 
ished first in the state tournament 
last vear. 


Five of last years top six play- 
ers have returned to the courts this 
fall, including the team's top two 
players. Number one seed Heidi 
Wallcnfcls '91 had an outstanding 
year in 1988 with a 13-6 record 
against top competition. 

"She can play with anyone in 
the List, small colleges," said Coach 
Baker. "She's coming off a great 

"She has the potential to be in 
the top 50 in the nation IDiv. 1111," 
Baker added. 

The squad's number two player 
is senior co-captain Erika Gustafson . 
Gustafson had "a great season last 
year," according to Coach Baker, as 
she posted a 12-6 mark. 

When Gustafson and Wallen- 
fels stepped on the court together 
last year in doubles competition, 
they were virtually unbeatable. 
Undefeated for much of the season, 
the pair ended up with a sparkling 
15-3 record. The two will try to 
continue their winning ways this 

The other four singles spots are 
undecided at this point, but in one 
of those positions will be co-captain 
Jen Grimes '90, labeled " a very 
steady player" by Baker. 

Three freshmen will challenge 
forgone of the top six seeds. Alison 
Vargas, Laura Mills, and Marti 
Champion all have a shot at making 
theteam in either singlesordoubles. 

The experience of the return- 
ing letterwinners and the addition 
of the newcomers should give the 
team much better depth than in past 
years. Baker hopes that the im- 
proved depth will be the difference 
in turning last years 5-7 markaround 
to a winning record. 

"I'm very optimistic. We're 
working hard and we haw very 
good chemistry," said Coach Baker. 

The season begins with four 
very tough opponents, which is rep- 
resentative of the schedule dotted 
with Division One foes. 

The first home game is not until 
Sept. 26, when the Bears host Maine. 

Soccer player attempts to score in practice. Photo by Pam Haas '92 

Bears look to gridiron opener 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

It's fall once again — and that 
mean's it's football season. With a 
good mix of veterans and freshman, 
the 1989 football team has had a 
solid, injury-free first week of prac- 

Coached by Howard Van- 
dersea, the Polar Bears are looking 
to improve last years deceiving 2-5- 
1 record, a season in which they lost 
three close games in the final sec- 

It will be difficult to replace the 
record-setting ability of former 
quarterback Ryan Stafford, but 
Vandersea has three good prospects. 
Vying for the starting spot are Mike 
Kirch '90, Jim Hanewich '92, and 
Chris Good '93. 

"Hanewich and Kirch have a 
similar style," said Vandersea. 
'They are both good scramblers and 
have about equal arm strength." 

Theintra-squad scrimmagethis 
weekend will show who gets the 
nod at QB. 

Vandersea cites this year's re- 
ceiving corps as having the greatest 
depth of all positions. 

I leading the pack is co-captain 
Mike Cavanaugh '90. Last fall, 
Cavanaugh led all receivers with 33 
catches for 482 yards. Look for 
Cavanaugh to handle kick return- 
ing duties also. 

Seniors Tom BUodetu at split 

end and Dodds Hayden at tight end 
should providea big offensive boost 
for the Bears. Hayden was right 
behind Cavanaugh last year, with 
325 total yards and 11.2 yards per 
catch*. Bilodeau was also a consis- 
tent force, averaging 12.8 yards per 

"We led in passing offense List 
year," said Vandersea. "What we 
need to concentrate on is keeping 
the passing game where it is and 
bringing the running game up." 

He certainly has the personnel 
to do so, as four of last season's 
rushers return. 

Sophomore Jim LeClair sur- 
prised manv people in his rookie 
year as he led with 410 yards rush- 
ing. He was also the leading scorer 
in '88, with nine total TDs. 

Paul Popeo'90, Brian Deveaux 
'90, and Sean Sheehan '91 are also 
back this year to provide a spark to 
the Bear's ground game. 

There is a lot of youth on the 
offensive line this year, with center 
Bill Bontempi and guard Tim Turner 
theonly seniors. Juniors Pan Smith 
and Dan Loiselle are also back to 
add experience to line. 

Last year t he defense which led 
NESCAC in both first downs and 
points yielded should be formidable 
again this year. They will be very 
strong up front. 

(Continued on page 12) 

Sport Shorts 

Last May, junior Marilyn Fredey raced to a second-place finish 
in the fO.OOO-meter run. Her time of 36:39 earned her AH- . 
America honors at the NCAA Division ill Outdoor Track and 
Field Championship. 

Brad Chin "91 won a national award for hitting during the 1989 
baseball season. The NCAA announded that Chin has won the 
1989 NCAA Division III baseball doubles title. Chin had 11 
doubles this past spring to lead all Division Hi players. 

Pace 12 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, September 8, 1989 

Cross country boasts depth 


At first glance, the cheerful group 
of runners from Bowdoin College 
doesn't appear to be too serious. 
Banter flows freely as the women 
embark on their practice run. 
However, on the grueling hills of 
the race course the harriers have 
proved their excellence race after 
race. They are determined to con- 
tinue being one of the best teams in 
New England. 

"We are a competitive yet spir- 
ited team," said Captain Jessica 
Gay lord. 

Leading the way for Bowdoin is 
returning cross-country All Ameri- 
can Marilyn Fredey '91. Coming 
out of a second place finish in last 
spring's NCAA Division III Track 

10,000 meter run, Marilyn looks 
to be one of the best women in 
New England. Fredey won the 
NESCAC meet last fall and placed 
13th in Division HI nationals. 

"She looks even stronger this 
year," said Coach Peter Slovenski. 

The Polar Bears have a number 
of runners ready to fill the shoes of 
graduates Deanna Hodgkin and 
Rosemarie Dougherty, who occu- 
pied top spots on last year's team. 

Margeret Heron '91 finished in 
a strong fourth place last year and 
is coming off two seasons of track 
personal bests. 

There is a lot of depth on this 
years team, as Gaylord, Gretchen 
Herold '90, JenniferSnow'91, Kim 
Dirlam '91, Gwen Kay '91, and 
Hanly Denning '92 haveallearned 

varsity letters in previous seasons. 

However, the women's team also 
has received an influx of new talent. 
Freshman Eileen Hunt and Karen 
Fields, who finished fourth and fifth 
respectively in last years Maine 
cross-country meet, should have an 
immediate impact. 
' Other newdomers who could 
contribute include Cara Piersol, 
TriciaConnelland Ashley Wernher. 

Coach Slovenski hopes the 
women can improve on last year's 
4th placing in the New England 
Division III Championship. 

"People will really have to work 
hard to beat us," Coach Slovenski 
said. . 

The season begins Sept. 16 at 

The field hockey team at work. Photo by Pam Haas *92. 

Field hockey gears up 

Sailors launch season at Bagadeuce 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

After a good week of practice, 
the sailing team heads down to 
Maine Maritime Academy for the 
Bagadeuce Regatta this weekend- 
theii* first of the season. 

The interest in sailing is high 
this year, as 45 people turned out 
for the first meeting. 

'The team this year is more 
exciting than it has been," said co- 
captain Judy Woellner '90. "There 
are many new people, which will 

help us now and in the future. 

The Polar Bears have been rac- 
ing their 14 ft. Larks at Cundy's 
Harbor, where they practice daily. 

"We're trying something a little 
different this year," said the other 
Captain, Charlie Strout '91. "By 
keeping the same skipper and crew 
together all year, they get used to 
each other and are better racers." 

There were few losses due to 
graduation, and many talented 
people have returned this year. 

This talent, along with the 

Freshman advisor Kim Thrasher looks on as freshman recover after the 
race. Photo by Christa Torrens '92 . 

Bowdoin Book Run 

On August 30, the last day of 
orientation, 32 freshman gathered 
at Coles Tower for a 1 .6 mile run. 
Not just any run-it was the 
second-annual Bowdoin Book 
Run, first prize being a 550 gift 

certificate to the bookstore. 
Competetion was tough, and Sam 
Sharkey raced to a men's record, 
completing the course in 7:58. For 
the women, Eileen Hunt s time of 
9:44 set a record. 

Final Results 

1. Sam Sharkey 

2. Andrew Yim 

3. Scott Mostrum 

4. Kevin Trombly 

5. Rick Ginsbury 

6. Colin Tory 

7. Andy Kinley 

8. Mark Schulze 

9. Nga Selzer 
lO.Dylon Tonry 
11. Michael Tisk 
IZAndy Lower 
13 David Getchell 
1*. Eileen Hunt 
14. Nils Junge 
















15. Andrew Wheeler 
2* Cara Piersal 
16.Joshua Gibson 
17.John Eickenberg 
3* Tricia Connell 
4*Ashley Wehner 

21. ChazZartem 

22. RickTodhunter 
5* Jen Hockenberry 

24. John Wright 

25. Pete Relic 
26Truax McFarlane 
27.Matt Torrington 
28.Marshall Benitez 
29.Steve Polikoff 


coaching offered by the other stu- 
dents, should be a big boost in 
competition this year. 

"The more experienced sailors 
take the freshman under their 
wing," said Woellner. 'This brings 
the team together and helps us race 

Bowdoin will join nine or ten 
schools at the regatta. Perennial 
powers such as Dartmouth and 
Harvard will also be there. 

Although those schools are 
much larger and have more boats 
and practice facilities, Bowdoin 
should fare well this weekend. 



Led by Coach Sally Lapointeand 
tri-captains Margaret Danenbarger 
'90, Sheila Carroll '90,and Nancy 
Beverage '91, the women's field 
hockey team is about to set off for 
another season of trials and tribu- 

According to Coach Lapointe, 
.this year's varsity team is the 
smallest in recent history. Al- 
though they may be small in num- 
ber, they are strong in stature. 

With three years of varsity ex- 
perience behind them, Danen- 
barger and Carroll will continue 
to be a great asset to the team. 

With Carroll, who holds the 
Bowdoin scoring record, Michele 
Devine and Beth Succop, the Polar 
Bears possess a potent front line, 
capable of dismantling any de- 

As a sophomore, Nancy Bever- 
age was All-State and is expected 

to continue her expertise this year 
at the right halfback spot. 

Coach Lapointe is relying on 
goalkeeper Lynn Warner *91 to 
keep the opposition off the score- 
board, which she has done very 
well the past two years. 

Sophomore Sara Beard is ex- 
pected to improve upon her strong 
abilities at halfback and give some 
strength to the team's defense. 

Coach Lapointe also anticipates 
a strong contribution from new- 
comers Pam Shanks and Jessica 

After a 7-5-1 record last year and 
a rare loss to arch rival Colby, the 
women look to the Plymouth State 
Round Robin scrimmage as a prov- 
ing ground and warm up for the 

Their first game is against Trin- 
ity in Connecticut on September 16, 
and their first home game is on 
September 19 versus UMaine- 

(Continued from page 11) 

The four senior Scotts-Ander- 
son, Schubiger, Wilkin, and Wojcicki 
will be a key this year on the line 
with their strength and experience. 

Linebacker is another solid 
position, with co-captain Rick Arena 
'90, Stephen Cootey '91, Pat Horgan 
'91 and Mark Katz '91 back for the 
Bears. In '88, Cootey was second 
with 57 tackles, and Arena was right 
behind with 55.. 

The secondary, however, is a 
bit depleted from three important 
graduations. Sean Sanders '90 and 
John Hartnett '91 return as the only 

letterwinners.Each pulled down an 
interception last fall. 

"We have a solid defense this 
year," said Vandersea. "What we 
need to work on this season to be 
even better is consistency." 

The new rule in college that the 
kickers cannot use a tee for field 
goals should have an interesting 
affect on the kicking game. 

You'll probably see fewer and 
shorter field goal attempts. 

The condition of the field is 
very important too,'*said Vandersea. 
"If the field is muddy or torn up, it 
will be very difficult to kick without 

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Pine trees cut 

(Continued from page 1) 

in the past Bowdoin has been a 
"bad neighbor" to the town of Brun- 
swick by overspilling cars onto 
town streets, and a lack of parking 
spaces has been a problem for some 
time. "I don't have any qualms 
about the parking lot at all," he 
said. 'It was time we solved some 
of our parking needs." 

Rutan, however, pointed out that 
"the parking lot is based on the full 
building... but the money is not 
there yet. The likelihood of the rest 
of the build ing going up in the near 
future is slim... they are building a 
parking lot for a facility that may 
not goon line for another 20 years." 

Greason said the plans for cut- 
ting down the trees were made 
public knowledge with the ap- 
proval of the plans by the Govern- 

"It was time we 
solved some of our 
parking problems." 

- President A. 
LeRoy Greason 

ing Boards. 

However, Rutan, also a faculty 
member of the Physical Plant Com- 
mittee of the Governing Boards, 
expressed his belief that no one was 
ever made aware of exactly how 
many trees were to be cut down. 
"At ho time did anyone say, 'this is 
how many trees would be cut,'" he 

Rutan added, "I don't think it 
was miscommunication... the infor- 
mation just wasn't given." 

Andy DesPres '90, also expressed 
his concern that not enough public- 
ity was given to the removal of the 
pine trees. He said there was a fair 
amount of publicity given to the 
building of the science center but 
not to the parking lot, and a lot of 
faculty were not aware of the neces- 
sity to cut down so many trees. 

Along with other students, De- 
sPres planned on organizing a pro- 
test before the trees were cut down 
in an effort to force the administra- 
tion to reconsider the decision. He 

said, "I don't think the options were 
clearly weighed... there was a fail- 
ure on the part of those who made 
the decision to act responsibly." 

DesPres said after talking to some 
administratorsand faculty members 
he received mixed signals on ex- 
actly when the trees would be cut 
down, and rumors were circulating 
that they would not be cut down for 
a few months. 

However, DesPres found outonly 
a week beforehand that the trees 
were to be cut down on Saturday, 
July 8. 

Greason said he did not see the 
need to make a public announce- 
ment as to the date of the tree cut- 
ting. "We saw this as a part of the 
process of building a building... 
there was no public announcement 
that the trees were going to be cut 
down on Saturday," he said. 

DesPres and Steve Kusmierczak 
'89 originally planned on organiz- 
ing a protest on Saturday by "tree 
sitting," which involves using climb- 
ing gear to get up in the trees, then 
using fishing wire to string around 
the trees and attach around pro- 
testor's necks. 

DesPres said by protesting he 
hoped to generate publicity and 
have the college postpone the cut- 
ting and come up with a compro- 

However, that week the date was 
moved up three days without the 
awareness of the student protestors. 
Greason explained that Director of 
Events Anne Underwood asked that 
the cutting be moved to another 
date, as participants in a summer 
program would be registering in 
Cleveland Hall that day. 

Greason also stated he was not 
aware of a student protest until the 
week of the cutting. 

Although students did not find 
out about the time shift until the last 
minute, some managed to protest 
on the day of the cutting. Students 
held signs, banners and symbolic 
wooden crosses as the trees were 
being cut down. 

DesPres decided since the cutting 
date had been moved up the stu- 
dents were forced to hold a protest 
after the fact. He intended for the 
protest to "show the lack of com- 

munication between administration 
and faculty... and make sure some- 
thing like this doesn't happen 

"The people who made the deci- 
sion didn't take into consideration 
how the rest of the college would 
feel about it," DesPres said. "By pro- 
testing we wanted to stress that this 
is a concern that touches not only 
students and faculty but the Brun- 
swick community as well." 

Following students suggestions, 
Greason held a forum the following 
week to answer any questions. Stu- 
dents, faculty and members of the 
Bowdoin community listened to 
Greason explain the reasons behind 
the time change and answer ques- 

At the forum students and Grea- 
son agreed on the need to form a 
Committee on Environmental Im- 
pact to examine the effect future 
campus construction will have on 
the environment. 

The committee will consist of sev- 
eral members of the faculty, student 
body and administration. It is ex- 
pected to be formed in the near fu- 

Greason said the committee will 
be responsible for reviewing pro- 
posals for buildings and deciding 
what the impact on the environ- 
ment will be. It can then submit rec- 
ommendations to the Governing 
Boards. • 

DesPres was positive on the idea 
of an environment committee. He 
said y "HopefuTfythese kind of mis- 
takes will be avoided in the future... 
Greason is taking some steps in the 
right direction." 

Greason also mentioned that the 
college is planting trees in place of 
the ones that were cut down. He 
said 50 trees are currently being 
replanted in that area. Although 
more trees will have to be cut down 
in the future to join Cleveland and 
Sills Halls together, Greason added 
other trees will be planted in place 
of these. 

Beta first to go local? 

(Conitnued from page 1) 

ducted by alumni members only 
9% responded. Of those respond- 
ing, 52 percent supported the un- 
dergraduates in their decision to 
become local, while 22 percent 
voted to deny women the right to 
become members. Student mem- 
bers had voted 46 to 10 in favor of 
breaking ties with the national 

Giles not only protested the vote 
based upon the small response, 
saying not "all members of the fra- 
ternity's alumni cofporatiorrwere 
asked permission to votc,"butalso 
because sixteen women had voted. 
Female students are not consid- 
ered national members and there- 
fore cannot vote. 

Giles threatened legal action 
should the fraternity continue to 
pursue a break with the national 

Beta, however, is not the only 
fraternity faced with the issue of 
coeducation. Since Bowdoin man- 
dated coeducational fraternities in 
1979, the issue has spurred discus- 
sion, debate and divisiveness be- 
tween students. The turmoil will 
most likely increase as the dead- 
line for resolution, September 1 991 , 
approaches. At that time, the Col- 
lege will cease to recognize any 
organization failing tocomply with 
coeducational mandates. 

Concerning the fraternal re- 
sponse to this issue, Lewallen said, 
"It is difficult for me to know, but 
my sense... is that most are consid- 
ering going local. 1 would be sur- 
prised if any or many chose to stay 
with the national organization." 

However, coeducation in nafne 
isoften not enough. Although open 
to both men and women, fraternal 
membership continues to favor 

men. Administration records de- 
tailing membership including Fall 
'88 Rush results show male domi- 
nated membership lists. Delta 
Kappa Epsilon and TD emerge the 
biggest offenders with male to 
female ratios of 47 to 29 and 46 to 
14. No reversal of this trend ap- 
pears in sight. Said Lewallen, "men 
are pledging in higher proportions 
than women." During last fall's 
rush, only 1 5 percent of the pledges 
were women. 

Membership records are not the 
only materials which indicate an 
imbalance of men and women in 
the respective houses. Fraternity 
rosters of the populations of the 
houses more clearly reflect exist- 
ing imbalances. According to ad- 
ministration files of figures sup- 
plied by the fraternities, 82.8 per- 
cent of all residents in fraternity 
housing are men. While some fra- 
ternities such as Psi Upsilon, Delta 
Sigma, and Alpha Delta Phi are 
inhabited by what the administra- 
tion considers "acceptable" ratios 
of men and women (9 to 9, 1 7 to 1 3, 
and 11 to 5, respectively), others 
such as Beta, Zeta Psi, TD, and DKE 
are almost completely without 
female boarders (1 7 to 0, 1 9 to 2, 24 
to 0, and 18 to 4, respectively). 

These discrepancies can only, 
according to Advisor to Fraterni- 
ties Bob Stuart, exacerbate the ten- 
sion which has "been building up 
since Bowdoin (fraternities) went 

Other fraternities may confront 
similar problems to Beta's as the 
September 1991 deadline ap- 
proaches. Warns Stuart, "If there 
aren't some big changes in fraterni- 
ties, my guess is Bowdoin will, in 
the next five years, get rid of frater- 

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Science Center woes 

The& is no denying that the sciences at 
Bowdoin are in desperate need of new 
facilities. Searles Hall is completely out- 
dated, perhaps even dangerous. And the need 
for strong science programs at a liberal arts 
college is clear. 

But we wonder whether Bowdoin's cur- 
rent path of response to that need is correct. 

The Science Center project has created 
controversy and criticism from^ts inception. 
Yet the wise leaders of this institution seem 
bent on forging full-steam ahead with a proj- 
ect that is full of holes. 

Over the summer, about 90 pine trees were 
cut down to make way for a new parking lot. 
It was a sad, even tragic, decision that the 
Coverning Boards made, and we denounce 
the apparent lack of enivronmental concern 
shown. But no amount of whining or protest- 
ing now will change the fact that the trees are 

On a larger scale, it concerns us that the 
Governing Boards have failed to communi- 
cate with the student body about many of the 
decisions it has made. Supposedly, such 
decisions are made in the best interests of the 
College, which loosely translates to the best 
interests of its students. While we applaud 
the increased efforts to include student opin- 
ions in decision making, we regret that this 
progress comes as a result of the loss of our 

Last Spring, the Boards annnounced the 
proposed 12% tuition increase only six days 
before they passed it. It appeared as if the 
Boards knew student outrage would be high, 
and thus sprung it on us with no time for 
. This summer, it happened again when the 
pines were cut. One morning everyone woke 
up to the sound of saws. A protest being 
planned for three days later was hastily 
thrown together. We praise theeffortsof those 
who protested anclajlfacted both print and 

television media to the story. But that protest 
was doomed from the start: something that 
has already happened can't be stopped. 

The outcry was loud, and the resulting 
Committeeon Environmental Impact isagood 
thing; hopefully, it will ensure that no such 
destruction to nature will occur here again. 

One question lingers: where were the stu- 
dent representatives that sat on the commit- 
tees that discussed the project? Twenty years 
ago, Bowdoin students fought for the right to 
be included on all committees, so that their 
voice could be heard. Surely the destructive 
plans were discussed at several committee 
meetings. Why, then, didn't the students at 
those meetings let their fellow students know? 
Student representatives are either elected 
by their peers, or by the Exec Board. They are 
not positions to simply throw onto a resume. 
They are a responsibility. We hope represen- 
tatives to all committees will keep students 
aware of what is happening in the future. 

But the outrage over the cutting down of 
the pines is only the surface of the problems 
with the Science Center. No timetable for its 
completion has been made public. Only a 
fraction of the incredible S27 million tab has 
been raised. The noise is rousing Winthrop 
and Maine Hall residents from their slumbers 
and is forcing classes in Sills to seek. other 
meeting places. 

The project is well on its way, and may soon 
be, if it isn't already, at the point of no return. 
We are not saying that the idea is outrageous 
and should be abandoned. We are saying 
there are problemsand concerns which should 
be addressed immediately. 

Finally, we hope that the great gap that 
currently exists between the students and the 
policy-makers of this college narrows soon. 
The Search Committee's open forum next 
week is a start. Students have very real con- 
cerns about the directions this college is going, 
and their voices deserve serious attention. 

Talk about it 

Sometime during the past week, every 
student received a letter in their mail- 
box from the Chairman of the Presi- 
dential Search Committee. Many probably 
unfolded it, glanced at the infamous "Dear 
Students" at the top of the page and promptly 
threw it into the garbage or on the floor. 

What that letter said, however, was defi- 
nitely worth paying attention to. On Tues- 
day, at 7:00 p.m. in Daggett Lounge, members 
of the Search Committee, including Chair- 
man John F. Magee, will hold an open meet- 
ing . The Committee will explain what it has 
been doing, what it will do, and how it oper- 
ates. It will afso listen to suggestions from 
students about what we want in our next 
President, and answer any questions. 

Bowdoin's next President will lead us into 
the '90s, and will be faced with a variety of dif- 
ficult issues: expansion. of dining, the possi- 
bility of a new dorm, the new campus center, 

the new science center, and rising tuition 
costs, to name a few. These are issues that 
affect all of us, but sophomores and freshmen 
in particular. 

Choosing the next leader of an institution is 
a delicate task, and we applaud the willing- 
ness of the Search Committee to be open and 
honest with concerned students, and to create 
a dialogue. It seems that communication 
between the administration or Governing 
Boards and students has dwindled to an all- 
time low. Perhaps this can be seen as hope for 
improvements in the future. 

But the Committee's fine gesture will be 
useless if there is no response from the stu- 
dent body. We urge everyone to go to the 
meeting. Ask questions. Make suggestions. 
Let your feelings be known. It is fruitless to 
talk about the new president around the 
dinner table. Take this opportunity to talk 
when the right people are listening. 

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expressed herein." 

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Letters — 

Alumni oppose project - 

(Editor's note: The following is a copy of a letter 
sent to each member of the Governing Boards, 
dated August 16, 1989, signed by over 30 con- 
cerned alumni. They have kindly given permis- 
sion for its reprint here.\ 
To the Editor: 

We, the undersigned alumni, are writing to 
express our dismay and deep misgivings at 
the course the College has taken in construc- 
tion of a new Science Center. While we are 
unified in our belief that providing adequate 
science facilities is the College's highest pri- 
ority, we question whether reasonable needs 
or plans for the College can justify the de- 
struction of nearly 100 Bowdoin pines. That 
this destruction was undertaken in large part 
to create a parking lot we find grotesque. That 
so irrevocable a step concerning the College's 
current and future environment should be 
taken in the Jiame of the Science Center is 
cause for^gravc concern, especially since 
funding for the project is at present inade- 
quate and a timetable for construction is in- 
complete. We cannot believe that the College 
meant to show so little regard for the pines 
with which it so closely identifies. 

It is our understanding thaft: / 

- the College has said it wafe necessary \o cut 
most of the trees in order to provide parking 
for the new Science Center because of the 
requirements of state and local regulations. 

- the extent of the tree-cutting was never 
conveyed to the College community. 

- the College has in hand only a fraction of 
the funds needed for the Science Library, 
which fundsarea tiny fractionof those needed 
for the Science Center. 

- even without the knowledge of the extent 
of the trce-cutti ng was never, some 60 or more 
members of the faculty expressed reserva- 
tions about the present plan for the Science 
Center as recently as March. 

- the College has refused to rule out further 
tree-cutting in connection with its building 

Since its conception, the Science Center 
project has expanded dramatically in scale 
and cost, raising questions which were not 
anticipated by the original plan. At the least, 
the College has insufficiently communicated 
this expansion and its physical and financial 
consequences. For example: How can a proj- 
ect which seeks only to re-arrange already 
existing students and faculty possibly give 

rise to the need for new parking on this scale? 
Alternatively, what is the basis for any con- 
clusion that a variance or other arrangement 
could not have been obtained? And, not least, 
what are the College's contingency plans if 
funding does not materialize within a reason- 
able period of time for the Science Center in 
its present form and location? 

When the capital campaign was conducted 
five years ago, new science labs and class- 
rooms were a clear near-term goal. We arc- 
concerned that the present course of action is 
far more destructive than could ever have 
been intended, and may well leave the Col- 
lege five years hence with as little to show for 
its efforts as now. Whether through a lack of t 
foresight, flawed planning or simple failure 
to communicate adequately, the College now 
gives the appearance of having embarked 
upon a path which could disrupt and divide 
it for years to come. 

We believe the College should give serious 
and prompt consideration to: 

1. Renouncing the use of the cleared area 
for a parking lot. However it happened, re- 
moving the trees was a mistake that should 
not be compounded by paving the area with 
asphalt and filling the space with automo- 

2. Publicly pledging to maintain all remain- 
ing pines on the main campus, and to restore 
the cut area. 

3. Convening a joint committee of all the 
College constituencies to reassess the Col- 
lege's building plans, including the Science 
Center. We would expect that such a reassess- 
ment would include providing a full account- 
ing of funding plans for the Science Center, 
including its impact on the College's overall 
finances, and would be followed by the wid- 
est possible dissemination of the results. 

The purpose of these actions would be to 
forestall further dramatic changes in the 
physical, financial and communal fabric of 
the College, and to provide a forum for the 
creation of the consensus which is so neces- 
sary if the College is to achieve its most im- 
portant objectives. We are confident that the 
great majority of the College community will 
support a decision to re-examine the Col- 
lege's present plans. 


(32 alumni) 

Sad sight 

(Editor's note: The following was received at the 
Orient in ]uly. However, we are reprinting it now 
because of the continuing issue it addresses.) 
To the Editor: 

It was a sad sight to behold Wednesday 
morning as the once mighty Bowdoin pine 
trees, some 100 years old, lay scattered across 
the campus grounds like so rnany dead sol- 
diers after a battle. Perhaps the saddest thing 
of all is that they really had no chance to fight 
in this battle. By the time most environmen- 
talists realized the full extent of the damage 
that would be done by the new science build- 
ing and parking lot, it was too late. 

The day after the killing of these magnifi- 
cent, old trees I saw a lone protestor walking 
on Sills drive carrying a sign that read "Honk 
if you like Pine Trees." Where were we ail, 
myself included, when the plans were being 
made? True, much of the construction was 
kept quiet, but most of us were probably so 
wrapped up in everyday living that we hadn't 
stopped to read the posters scattered about 
the campus for the previous few weeks. Most 
of us failed to get involved at the time when 
something could have been done. 

I beleive protests can be successful when 

combined with timely legal efforts to change 
a proposed development. It's too late for these 
pines now. We must stop weepingand organ- 
ize a group that will be better prepared to deal 
with an incident like this in the future. Bow- 
doin College is expandning and will proba- 
bly continue to grow in the years ahead. Now 
is the time for us to act to save the Bowdoin 
Pines that are still untouched instead of react- 
ing to their deaths. Those of us who believe 
that these ancient markers of time .are too 
valuble to be turned into an asphalt parking 
lot should band togehter and create a no- 
development policy for the Bowdoin Pines 
remaining on the Bath Rd., Sills Dr., and Pine 
St. areas to secure their future for our chil- 
dren's enjoyment! 

I am sure that the administrators did what 
they thought was best for the college's future, 
but I still can't halp but remember the words 
of that 70s tune (by Carly Simon, I think) "Oh, 
don't it always seem to go, that you don't 
know what you've got 'til it's gone. They 
paved paradise and put up a parking lot." 


Tammy Lee Swem 

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China's future belongs to students 

During my nine month stay in 
China, I lived in a Chinese students' 
dormitory at the Beijing Foreign 
Languages Normal College. 1 have 
close Chinese friends who willingly 
faced the automatic weapons of 
military forces. 1 spoke with them 
everyday about their lives, thedem- 
onstrations and their futures. There 
was one common thread in every 
conversation. They were all frus- 
trated and hopeless. 

•In order to understand the state 
of mind leading the people to dem- 
onstrate, a Westerner must first 
understand the daily conditions 
under which young Chinese stu- 
dents and teachers live and work. 

As a first -year student put it, "We 
should be grateful for getting into 
college, but 1 have to keep telling 
myself that." 

Chinese students at most colleges 
live six to eight in a room scarcely 
larger than a bedroom in Maine Hall. 
Each room has three or four bunk 
beds and one or two long tables. 
Students get only one drawer in 
which to stash their possessions. 
They live out of suitcases and re- 
turn home on the weekend if they 
can . Bed s have no mattresses. Many 
students use a rolled-up sweater or 
luggage as substitutes for pillows. 
The students string clotheslines 
between beds to hold clothes that 
they wash by hand. 

Students must to study in their 
classrooms, because there is not 
enough space for eight to spread 
their books out on the room's table. 
Every morning the sounds of stu- 
dents reading aloud outside fill the 
Normal College campus. 

Dorm and campus bathrooms 
consist of a row of squat toilets with 
broken doors and a trough, which 
serves as a urinal. Broken toilets are 
nailed shut, rather than being re- 
paired. Ones still in use are piled 
high with feces, as water pressure is 
inadequate to flush the toilets. A 

stench of urine permeates the entire 
three-story building. When 1 left 
Beijing last June, five toilets and one 
urinal sered a floor of over 100 
Chinese males. 

Power is shut off at 11 p.m. Stu- 
dents must be back by that time, 
because dorm doors are locked from 
the outside. 1 once asked an old 
doorkeeper why and was told it 
was "for 
the safety 
of the stu- 
dents." In 
case of 
fire, they 
are at the 
mercy of 
an old 
habits to let them out. There arealso 
no fire extinguishers or fire escapes 
in this firetrap and first floor win- 
dows are barred. 

Food at the Normal College stinks 
in all ways. Whole, frozen pigs are 
delivered to the school every two 
weeks. This is the only meat the 800 
students will see in a menu heavy 
on cabbage, rice and steamed buns, 
called mantou. Students often dose 
themselves with stomach medicine 
both before and after eating the 
cafeteria's daily meals. In order to 
get hot food and real meat, as op- 
posed to cold slop, fat and gristle, 
students carry their bowls to class 
with them and plead with their 
teachers to let them out of class early . 

The dining hall seats less than 
half of the 800 students. Most stu- 
dents carry tin lunch bowls and 
plastic bags back to dorm rooms to 
eat. Boiling water can be had by 
walking two hundred meters to an 
outdoor water boiler adjoining the 
students' dining hall. Students 
complain that the 32.5 yuan (about 
S8.75) they receive from the govern- 
ment for their meal tickets is inade- 
quate to feed them. 

Before the student demonstra- 
tions for democracy began in China 
this spring, 1989 promised to be 
another year of economic success 
for this Third World nation, which 
opened its doors to the Western 
world only ten years ago. Free 
markets wereblossomingallaround 
the country. Politically, United 
States-Chinese relations had never 

been stronger, and the Soviet Un- 
ion had just re-normalized relations 
after a 30 rift. 

For Chinese students and intelli- 
gentsia, however, 1989 meant only 
another year of tight money, un- 
bearable living conditions, govern- 
ment determined futures and frus- 
trated hopes, as hundreds of thou- 
sands would be turned down tor a 
chance to study abroad in a Western 

Chinese students are in a tough 
spot. To enter college, they must 
first pass a grueling entrance exam, 
which includes knowledge of Com- 
munist Party doctrine, as well as 
math, science, modern history and 
logic. Few pass. Those who make it 
are supposed to study hard and 
succeed. That's tough to do when 
your food rots, you have no lights 
and no place to study. 

Ironically, those with the lowest 
scores end up at places like the 
Normal College and other teachers' 
colleges. What this says to students 
at these colleges is that they will 
probably never set foot on foreign 
soil, and that the government has 
written them off to low-paying, low- 

prestige jobs. The teaching profes- 
sion in China (thanks to Chairman 
Mao), ranks one step above the old 
nightsoil guy, who ladles out un- 
speakables from public toilets. 

To study abroad, Chinese intel- 
lectuals must take theTOEFL, which 
is conveniently priced out of their 
range. Next, they must be accepted 
at a University-abroad and prove 
they have 
enough money, 
either them- 
selves or 


through a spon- 
sor, to leave. 
Then, their 
work unit must 
approve their 
"leave of ab- 
sence" so they 
may apply Kir a passport. They 
have to wait on line, often for days, 
at foreign embassies for a visa. 
Problems at any step result in a 
dashing of hopes and wasted effort. 
Chinese students and teachers are 
also sick of governmental corrup- 
tion. Students pointed out benefits 
en joyed by high-ranking cadres a nd 
their children as clear examples of 
something being "rotten in Beijing." 
In the students' eyes, corruption 
extends all the way through the 
Communist Party and up to Deng 
Xiaoping and his profiteering son. 
The termshou men (back door) 
and guanxi (connections) are the 
be-all /end -all of the Chinese job 
market, in which jobs are supposed 
tobeassigned on need. In China it's 
who you know that matters. The 
inequities in the system were ac- 
cepted with silent rage by China's 
young intellectuals. 

With the death of Hu Yaobangon 
April 19, the smouldering problems, 
tensions and concerns of students 
burst into flames. Hu, the former 
Party head, had been purged fol- 
lowing student demonstrations in 
1986. His "crime" was having acted 

leniently toward demonstrators 
With the liberal-minded Hu's de- 
mise and subsequent death, Chi- 
nese students saw only death for 

They took to the streets and ral- 
lied an entire nation around their 
cause. They envisioned a new, cor- 
ruption-free China, one that gave 
them a bigger piece of the pie and 
more of a say in their education and 
job choices. For a time, the govern- 
ment chose to ignore them. 

This strategy was working. Just 
days before the carnage began, the 
demonstrators, who had numbered 
millions in previous weeks, 
dwindled to a mere 3000. Workers 
went back on the job, tired of co- 
mand'eered carsand rerouted buses. 
In short, the demonstrations offered 
no solutions. 

Students had split into factions. 
They argued with each other over 
jury-built loudspeakers and held 
separate press, conferences. They 
wan more media-hungry than revo- 
lutionary. They even might have 
been preparing to give up thecause. 
Instead, they gave up the ghost and 
the country once again had a cause 
to rally around. 

The Tiananmen massacre has as- 
sured Deng and his henchman Li 
Peng of a victory this time around, 
but is it a Pyrrhic one? The basic 
problems and frustrations of the 
Chinese student and intellectual 
remain the same. If they are left to 
smoulder once again, there will be 
moro violence. 

Deng and Li mav agree with Mao 
that "political power grows out of 
the barrel of a gun," but it will take 
many guns and many more lives to 
finally snuff out the words Mao 
planted in the minds of China's 
students many years ago. 

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month probation 

The Kappa Sigma house will be quieter over the next four weeks: the fraternity was placed on probation. 
Photo by Caroline Nastro. 

ORIENT Contributor 

In response to a number of inci- 
dents which occurred at a campus- 
wide party last Saturday night, the 
Inter-Fraternity Council has taken 
judicial action against Kappa Sigma 

According to Director of Campus 
Security Michael Pander, Bowdoin 
Security officers transported a stu- 
dent from the Dudley Coe Health 
Center to a local hospital at 1 1 :40 on 
Saturday night. The student was 
treated for intoxication and released . 

At 12:07 a.m. Sunday morning, 
Sergeant Alexander of Security and 
Dean of Students Kenneth Lewal- 
len responded to a loud noise com- 
plaint at a party held by Kappa 

Sigma. The noise level was reduced . 

Campus Security received an- 
other call at 12:46 a.m. from a male 
person who claimed to have been 
"roughed up" by three other males 
in the vicinity of the Kappa Sigma 
house. The assaulted person is not 
affiliated with the Bowdoin cam- 
pus and the incident is currently 
under investigation by Bowdoin 

Pander also noted a noise com- 
plaint at 1:33 a.m. at Kappa Sigma 
that was taken care of very quickly. 
Pander expressed his appreciation 
for the level of cooperation between 
the fraternities and Campus Secu- 
rity when responding to the com- 

(Continued on page 9) 

Committee begins its 
search for new president 

ORIENT Editor in Chief 

The Presidential Search Com- 
mittee held what is likely to be its 
only public forum Tuesday night 
to explain the process of choosing 
Bowdoin's next leader to students, 
faculty and staff. But many mem- 
bers of the audience appeared 
frustrated by the committee's 
vagueness and secrecy. 

Committee chairman John 
Magee '47, a trustee, spent about 
fifteen minutes explaining how the 
procedure worked and what the 
committee accomplished over the 
summer. He then opened the floor 
for questions and comments from 
the audience. 

At its first meeting over Com- 
mencement weekend last May, the 
16-member committee agreed its 
task was "to go out and look for, 
and bring to Bowdoin, the best 
person we could find to lead the 
College in years ahead," said 
Magee. He explained that the 
committee first identified qualifi- 
cations it was looking for in a can- 
didate, and listed what it felt were 
the prinicpal challenges the next 
President would face (see page 9). 

At that first meeting, the com- 
mittee also agreed to hire a search 
consultant to assist with the proc- 

Magee stressed several times 
during the meeting the necessity 
of confidentiality. "We will ha' 

nothing to say to the outside world 
about any names on the list," he 
said. "It's vital that members deal 
with one another with candor and 
openness, and trust that what we 

say will remain confidential." 

Magee also pointed out that it 
was necessary to protect the repu- 
tations and positions of potential 
candidates and to protect the 

The Committee suggested ways 
the Bowdoin community could 
assist in the process. "You could 
help us by minimizing specula- 
tion," said Magee. "And also by 
telling us what you think." 

Professor of scoiology and an- 
thropology Craig A. McEwen, a 
committee member, added, 
"Write us or call us. Give us a just 
a name or something with a sup- 
porting statement." 

"Names will be considered with 
equal care no matter where they 
come from," said Magee. 

Magee would not outline any 
specific timetable for the process, 
but did say that the Committee 
would "like to have someone by 
theend of the first quarter. But it is 
our goal to bring the best person 
to Bowdoin, and we will take as 
long as necessary to do that." 

McEwen pointed out later that 
late March was a target for bring- 
ing a name to the Governing 
Boards, and that the job would 
probably have been offered a 
considerable amount of time be- 
fore that. 

Several members of the audi- 
ity ence were concerned about the 
iw^vagueness of whatthe Committee 

was looking for, and attempted to 
get Magee to state the Commit- 
tee's position on such issues as 
minority candidates, in-housecan- 
(Continued on page 9) 

Small turnout for Exec Board 

ORIENT News Editor 

Nine candidates vied for 15 open 
positions on the Executive Board at 
last night's open forum. 

As was the case last year, not 
enough candidates showed up to 
hold an election. Therefore, Execu- 
tive Board elections scheduled for 
next week have been cancelled . The 
nine students who appeared at the 

forum last night are automatically 
elected to the board. 

The issue of how to fill the last six 
positions will be discussed at the 
first meeting of the board next 

Representatives of the Student 
Life Committee ran the open fo- 
rum, and each candidate spoke 
briefly on why he or she wanted to 
become a member of the Executive 

Noise disrupts dorm life 

ORIENT Asst. News Editor 

By this time in the semester, most 
members of the Bowdoin commu- 
nity have passed by the construc- 
tion site on the lawn of Sills and 
Cleaveland halls. Although thedust 
and the noise may have caused tem- 
porary discomfort, most passersby 
don't consider the work overly dis- 
ruptive. Residents of Winthrop and 
Maine dorms have offered a differ- 
ent opinion. 

Living far from the site, this re- 
porter felt the need to experience 
the construction first-hand and 
decided to spend a day as a 
Winthrop resident. 

12 a.m. 

Toothbrush, notebook and pencil 
in hand, I trudge to Winthrop Hall 
to spend a night in the dorm, to dis- 
cover the true extent of the noise. 

12:30 a.m. 

My first task is to talk to the people 
in the dorm, many of whom have a 
lot to say on the subject of noise. 

"I woke up 5 times between 6 and 
7 because of the construction," says 
Marcy Allen '93, describing her 

Craig Cheslag '93 adds/This 
morning was bad." 

Nancy Conners '93, whose room 

faces away from the construction 
disagrees. "It hasn't affected me one 
single bit," she says. 

After a brief reflection, Conners 
clarifies her position. The parking 
situation bothers her,. she says. In 
addition, she is "offended by the 
fact that they sprayed the ground 
green." But, as far as the noise is 
concerned she doesn't hear a thing. 

Across the hall, I find three 
women who prepare me for what to 
expect in the morning. The three 
provide me with a rich array of 
sound effects, imitating everything 
from jack hammers to the beeping 
sound that the trucks make when 
backing up. 

Despite their warning, I am still a 
little skeptical. 

(Continued on page 4) 


Ara Cohen '93 was the first to 
speak, commenting on how he was 
interested in student government 
in high school and thought the 
Executive Board "is a good thing to 
participate in." 

Keri Saltzman '93 expressed her 
belief as to how smoothly every- 
thing at Bowdoin seems to run, but 
"everything that is already work- 
ing can always be improved." She 
added, "I hope I have a chance to 
help make Bowdoin grow." 

A sophomore, Mark Thompson, 
commented, "Last year I saw a good 
deal of things I wanted to change... 
One thing I want to change is stu- 
dent apathy... we need to do some- 
thing about it." 

He added, 'The most important 
thing the Executive Board can do is 
let students know what is going 
on." One of Thompson's sugges- 
tions was to send out a newsletter 
updating the students on what the 
board is doing. 

Fawn Baird '93 expressed her 
desire to "become an active mem- 
ber of the Bowdoin community." 
She also mentioned her hope of 
preventing a gap between faculty 
and students, and a desire to en- 
hance the social life on campus. 
(Continued on page 4) 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, Sfjtkmbfj* 15, 1989 

Greek system abandons fall rushing 


In a departure from past policy, 
the Bowdoin College administra- 
tion and the Inter-Fraternity Coun- 
cil have agreed to abandon first 
semester rush for the first time this 

The decision to rely entirely on a 
second semester rush, discussed at 
a Rush Orientation Committee 
meeting on April 6, 1989, was im- 
plemented this fall. Taking its cue 
from the Merton Henry Report, a 
document concerned with the fra- 
ternities' involvement in campus 
social life, thecommittee agreed that 
this change would ease the adjust- 
ment to campus life for new stu- 
dents. The committee hoped that 
waiting until second semester 
would allow students time to make 
a sound decision, not blinded by the 
"glitz" of a short first semester rush. 

Dean of Students Kenneth Lewal- 
len explained that currently there 
are no special restrictions on fresh- 

men. Freshmen were banned from 
the fraternities during their orienta- 
tion period, but can now visit "so- 
cially." The practice of allowing 
freshmen into fraternities differs 
from those of other schools and is, 
according to Lewallen, "quite lib- 

There are, however, numerous 
restrictions concerning the official 
rush period at the beginning of the 
second semester. At the April meet- 
ing, the IFC proposed an eleven- 
point plan containing regulations 
that the fraternities "felt comfort- 
able with," according to President 
of the IFC Jeff Patterson '90. 

Among the eleven regulations is 
the banning of alcohol during fra- 
ternity orientation or rush activi- 
ties. All activities must be planned 
and explained to fraternity advisors 
beforehand, and advisors must be 
able to meet with new members. 

Rush period has been extended 
and will now begin after winter 
break and conclude before spring 

break, said Patterson. 

In response to this plan, the 
administration issued a fourteen- 
point program adopting the IFC 
recommendations and adding a few 
new regulations. Among these re- 
strictions is the intention to shorten 
the pledge term in the future, de- 
pending on the "quality" of orienta- 
tion activities. No freshmen are al- 
lowed in fraternities until after reg- 
istration, a point agreed upon by 
the IFC. Upperclassmen who had 
intended to drop this semester can 
transfer their board to the fraterni- 
ties, provided no rushing took place. 

The loss of the fall rush term 
means that fraternities, in order to 
attract freshmen, must "make an 
extra effort to meet them," accord- 
ing to Bartholomew Acocefla '91, 
president of Zeta Psi. Lewallen 
agreed that houses will have to work 
harder to attract pledges and 
warned that those houses with a 
"bad reputation" will have to cor- 
rect that image or risk losing pledges. 

The absence of first semester rush 
has helped to produce a decrease in 
"incidents," according to Night 
Security Supervisor John Alexan- 
der. In the past, Alexander was 
called to investigate five or six inci- 
dents ranging from disturbing the 
peace to more serious offenses on 
an average weekend. This semester 
the rate of reported disturbances is 
noticeably lower than in the past. 

The plan creates a problem of 
distinction between socializing and 
rushing. Lewallen expressed his 
concern that this program will lead 
to "dirty rushing." Said Lewallen, 
"If fraternities unofficially rush for 
the first semester, that goes against 
the spirit of the Merton Henry 

The IFC views the ambiguous 
definition of rush as more than just 
an oversight. Said Patterson, "No- 
body wants to define it." 

Fraternities are handling this new 
concept of delayed rushing in vari- 
ous ways. Acocella stated that Zete 

is still "welcoming people over." 
He viewed the new regulations as 
"an extended rush, not formal." 

Lewallen expressed his hope that 
fraternities would observe the sec- 
ond semester rush policy, but 
warned,"If I have to reduce myself 
and staff to deciding that [fraterni- 
ties are rushing]. ..I'm prepared to 
go the authorities and say [the pol- 
icy) is not working." The next step 
would be a mandated ban of fresh- 
men in fraternities. "At this very 
moment," continued Lewallen, 1 
have no reason to consider that." 

Despite the problem of defining 
rush and regulating unofficial rush- 
ing, many believe the second, se- 
mester rush policy will succeed. 
Alexander called the plan a "good 
idea" and said he hopes it will show 
freshmen they do not have to drink 
to have a good time. 

Patterson stated most fraternities 
agreed this pattern of pledging will 
be "healthier for the fraternities and 
the freshmen." 

Newsletter creates sensation 

ORIENT Contributor 

"The biggest bunch o' fun you 
can find on a legal size piece of 
paper," said Chris Bull '92. 

Bull was referring to the weekly 
Sensationalist, the satirical news- 
paper which he co-founded. This 
year's first issue appeared Mon- 
day. About 300 copies of the paper 
are printed on legal-size paper 
and circulated around campus. 

The front page of the Sensation- 
alist includes articles such as 
"Anarchy in Moulton Union: Stu- 
dents Cross the Line of Death" 
which mocks the Moulton Union 
dining room's new traffic flow. 
The article warns of serious repre- 
cussions for going by the cash 
registers for seconds rather than 
entering the glass doors. 

Another article in the Sensation- 
alist is a story of how the infir- 
mary turned a student away with 
a broken arm, several crushed 
vertebrae, and three stubbed toes. 
The nurse did not treat the ailing 

student because he had not met the 
infirmary's "Minimum Pain Re- 

'The Orient is one type of news, 
and the Sensationalist is another," 
said the Sensationalist 's other co- 
founder Nick Schneider '92. 

The flip-side of the newspaper 
has an array of comic strips, games 
and puzzles to complement the 
humorous articles on page one. 

Student reactions to the paper 
are positive ones. "The Sensational- 
ist is funny," said Matt Finkelstein 
'90. Bob Schultz '90 added, "It adds 
a refreshing bunch of levity to a 
campus which takes itself much too 

Bull and Schneider started the 
paper last fall as a self-promotion. 
For example. Bull and Schneider 
would write how each other would 
move trees or buildings. The goal, 
however, of the Sensationalist ac- 
cording to Bull, is to get dates for 
the writers of the paper. 

"The format has changed con- 
siderably since the early days, but 

basically our goal is the same- to 
get dates- it has not worked yet," 
said Bull. Last year, the Sensation- 
alist consisted of one 8.5 by 11 
page, but now it is double-sided 
on 8.5 by 14. 

Although the paper satirizes 
several events around school, Sch- 
f ncidersaid the Sensationalist does 
not want to offend anyone. 

However, the paper can be a 
good means to take cheap shots at 
the administration, according to 
some students. "It is a great way 
for students to criticize the ad- 
ministration," said an anonymous 

"I've only seen two or three 
copies. One was my 'baseball 
card' issue. What I've seen was 
pleasant nonsense. What I have- 
n't seen- who knows," replied 
President Greason. 

The staff of the Sensationalist 
includes Bull, Schneider, J.P. 
Devine'91, Chris Brown '91, and 
Paul Moyer '92. 

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You can take the man out of Ire- 
land, but you can't take Ireland out 
of the man. 

Denis Corish, a Bowdoin profes- 
sor of philosophy since 1 973, is origi- 
nally from Ireland. He received an 
M. A. from the University of Dublin 
and emigrated to America thirty 
years ago. The fact that he has lived 
in the United States longer than he 
lived in Ireland, however, has not 
tainted Professor Corish's strong 
sense of nationalistic spirit. 

A small group of professors from 
a wide variety of departments in- 
cluding English, German and math 
explored the literature and language 
of the Emerald Isle on Sept. 13 with 
Corish as their guide. Corish will 
conduct Irish discussion groups one 
afternoon per week. Joining him 
will be Terese Smith, an Irish native 
beginning her first year as a mem- 
ber of Bowdoin's music faculty. 

Class subject matter will consist 
primarily of the Irish language's 
influence on English, rather than 
concentrating on specifics of the 
Irish language itself. When asked 
what he has in mind as ideal gains 
for his prospective class members, 
Corish declared a desire for his 
"students" to acquire a greater 
familiarity with the Irish language, 
its structures and expressions. 

He also expressed his hope that a 
true feeling for and understanding 
of the language will be developed. 
"When we appreciate the literature 
of a certain country," Corish said, 
"what we are truly appreciating is 

the language, because that is where 
the literature comes from.'* 

Corish described his native lan- 
guage as colorful, poetic, and full of 
religious blessings and ritualistic 
expressions. It is spoken on a higher 
level than casual English, with an 
air of grandeur. Thus a conversa- 
tion between two people, without 
regard to their social status, tends 
to convey a feeling of nobility. In 
addition to its formality, Corish 
explained the language also carries 
with it a tremendous sense of na- 
tional pride. 

Corish affirmed that there is a 
world of difference, literally, be- 
tween Irish and English, but he is 
quick to tell of the paradoxical inti- 
mate connection between the two 
languages. Ireland produced both 
James Joyce and William Butler 
Yeats, two prominent figures in 
English literature. 

James Joyce once said, "Irish is a 
language in which no genius has 
set his personal stamp." Corish was 
first to admit the validity of this 
statement, and interpreted it to 
mean that most great literary works 
tend to be written in English. 
However, Ireland has had a tre- 
mendous influence on English lit- 

One of Corish's goals is for his 
class to truly appreciate this Irish 
influence which he so deeply re- 
spects. "After all," he said, "this is a 
college. It is not merely an institu- 
tion where students are instructed 
by teachers. Colleagues come to- 
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Research discussed 

ORIENT Contributor 

Both historical facts and current 
research projects were discussion 
topics at a lecture entitled "From 
Eiders to Ideas: The Bowdoin Sci- 
entific Station, 1935-1989," held 
Tuesday night. Assistant Professor 
of Biology Nathaniel Wheelwright 
led the presentation, which was part 
of the Achorn Lectureship in Orthi- 

Wheelwright discussed the be- 
ginnings of the station during his 
lecture. The Bowdoin Scientific 
Station is located on Kent Island, a 
2-mile stretch of land in the Bay of 
Fundy. Originally purchased as a 
bird sanctuary by financier John 
Rockefeller, the island was visited 
by four Bowdoin students in 1934. 
The students established a scien- 
tific station, which Rockefeller 
donated to the college in 1935. 

Currently, station staff members 
and students are working on sev- 
eral research projects on the island, 
said Wheelwright. Hedetailed these 
projects during the lecture. 

Due to the frequency of heavy 
fog on the island, researchers are 
conducting a study of the acidity 
level of the fog. During 40 percent 
of summer days, the island is cov- 
ered with fog. 

In addition, students are prepar- 

ing a catalogue of plant specimens 
found onthe island. Approximately 
260 different plant species will be 
identified and catalogued at the 
completion of the project, Wheel- 
wright said. 

A 50-year study of tree swallows 
will also be continued through the 
year. Researchers will examine the 
effects that sea gulls have on paren- 
tal feeding habits and infant body 
weight of the species, according to 

Finally, the staff will prepare a 
project on the Savannah sparrow 
species. Wheel wright explained that 
1 50 sparrows have been caught and 
identified with bands to conduct a 
study on population fluctuations 
and behavior patterns. 

Wheelwright also added that a 
new research lab will be constructed 
by next May. In addition, a marine 
biologist will be employed to exam- 
ine organisms along the island's 

Also discussed at the lecture were 
the buildings located at the scien- 
tific station. A dormitory accomo- 
dating 20 people, a Warden's house, 
and a shop /garage facility are situ- 
ated on Kent island. While thebuild- 
ings are not equipped with running 
water, a photovoltaics system using 
the sun's energy has been installed 
to power lights and computers. 

Sundial replaces calendar 


Instead of the weekly Bowdoin 
calendar the campus will receive 
something new today — the Bow- 
doin Sundial. 

Tatiana Bernard, assistant direc- 
torof public relations and publica* 
tions, hopes it will prove a pleasant 

Due to limited space and limited 
budget, Public Relations is revamp- 
ing the weekly calendar of events. 
Bernard stated, "the calendar was 
starting to not be big enough for the 
other things that people wanted in 

it. Events were fine but news notes 
and faculty/staff information was 
getting very crowded." 

Bernard said the time had come 
for a decision to be made about 
whether to enlarge the calendar, or, 
if possible, to begin a new bi-weekly 
publication.After much deliberation 
"it became clear that an internal 
newspaper would be more benefi- 
cial" than enlarging thcexisting cal- 
endar, Bernard explained. 

Bernard expressed her hope that 
"since it comes out twice a month it 
will save on staff time. Also it will, 
in the long run, save money." 

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Bowdoin's custodians are 
working harder than ever this 
year. This is a result of more than 
$200,000 in budget cuts for Physi- 
cal Plant. 

"Last year during budget proc- 
esses, all of the campus was asked 
to look into areas where they 
could cut costs. For us, it came in 
the areas of custodial help, and 
energy conservation," said Direc- 
tor of Physical Plant David Bar- 

According to Barbour, the 
energy reductions are a lot easier 
- for example, storm windows 
were put in at Maine and Apple- 
ton dorms, which will save a lot 
of energy once cold weather 

"The most attrition is in the 
custodial area- we had a lot of 
turnovers, as well" said Barbour. 
"Six or eight left the employment 
of the college, and I have not yet 
filled those positions. I don't have 
enough funding to fill all those 
positions, so we will have to be at 
least five or six custodians fewer 
than normal." 

"It's going to be quite tough 
once winter comes," added Bar- 
bour. "We have an average of 
five or six sick a day, and that 
makes things more difficult." 

Barbour affirmed that dorms 

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. Granted, there will be some no- 

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budget cutbacks. Phot o by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

ticeablechangesinsomeareas. "But that will not get as much atten- 

we are trying to do more with less," 
Barbour said. 

Heoutlined the top priorities that 
will get the most attention. 

'They come in A, B, and C. A 
includes areas where prospective 
students, alumnae, etc.. are con- 
stantly pasing through-areas where 
we have to look good. The Admis- 
sions office, President's office, 
Moulton Union, and Wentworth, 
for example. " 

"Dorms, academic build i ngs, a nd 
athletic facilitcs fall in category B," 
Barbour said. "They are cleaned 
very well." 

Among those places in group C, 

tion are Rhodes Hall, Getchell 
House, and Ham House. 

"In addition, I'm asking people 
to do a few things themselves - 
thingsthat will make the custodi- 
ans' tasks easier. I feel this is a 
pretty standard practice at other 
institutions," Barbour said. 

Barbour also mentioned that 
he told his custodian to leave his 
waste basket until it needs to be 
emptied, rather than emptying it 

Overall, "there is no need for 
panic," ho said. "1 think we get a 
lot out of our people, relative to 
other institutions." 

Bowdoin ranked 3rd in fundrasing 

Bowdoin has been ranked third 
in the country for alumni giving for 
1988-89 according to a recent sur- 
vey conducted by the Office of 
Development at Center College. 

The 1988-89 Fund collected 
$2,853,152 in contributions, thclarg- 
est dollar amount in College his- 
tory. More alumni (7,860) made 
donations than in any other Fund 
year, with a record alumni partici- 
pation of 62.7 percent. The national 
average for alumni giving was 22.9 
percent in 1988. 

"Bowdoin has long been proud 

of its'alumni," commented Presi- 
dent A. LeRoy Creason upon hear- 
ing the resultsoftheannual survey. 
'This instance of their generosity 
and support further justifies such 
pride. Wearc, of course, most grate- 
ful too." 

In 1987-88, the college ranked 
sixth nationally in^alumni giving. 
In 1988-89, Bowdoin moved ahead 
of Hamilton, Dartmouth and 
Amherst, and was one of only two 
institutions on the list of ten that 
saw an increase in alumni partici- 
pation over the previous year. 

The top ten schools listed in the 
CenterCollege survey were Center 
College, Danville, Ky. (75.4%), 
Williams College, Williamstown, 
Mass., (65.4%), Bowdoin College, 
(62.7%), Hamilton College, Clinton, 
N.Y. (62.5%), Dartmouth College, 
Hanover, N.H., (61%), Amherst 
College, Amherst Mass., (60.9%), 
the University of the South, Se- 
wanee, Tenn., (60.1%), Lehigh, 
Bethlehem, l'enn.,<6()%), Randolph 
Macon, Ashland, Va., (59%); and 
Gustavus Adolphus, Saint Peter, 
Minn., (58.5%). 

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The noise isn't the only problem 
some students have with the con- 
struction. Mickey Chiu '93 
says/'We're not getting the oxygen 
from the pine trees anymore." 

"What are they doing anyway? 
We just see them move piles of dirt 
from one end to the other," Marti 
Champion '93 says. 


I decide to go to sleep, convinced 
the noise level is overrated. 

6:30 a.m. 

I am awakened by the roaring 
motors of dump trucks and the 
screech of multiple power saws. 
Looking out the window I see the 
work for the day is quite under- 


(Continued from page 1) 

Another freshman, Ameen Had- 
ded, told the audience, "As a fresh- 
man what I can't offer Bowdoin in 
experience I can offer in enthusi- 
asm." He expressed his willingness 
to listen to other students' com- 
plaints and advice and "hopefully 
get some things done." 

Kirk St. Amant '93 agreed that 
"as a freshmen I don't have much 
insight into Bowdoin... but what I 
would like to do is to allow us and 
the administration to work together 
as one." 

Sophomore Gerald Jones ad- 
dressed theissueofstudentapathy. 
He commented, "I'd like to rid the 
school of apathy and bring the 
school together... I think the Bow- 
doin campus needs to be unified 
and I'm willing to help do that." 

Rick Ginsberg '93 expressed his 
disappointment at "the number of 
people that show up to things such 
as important as this." He agreed 
v.ith Jones that the campus needs to 

way. I attempt to drift back to sleep 
only to be waken again by an array 
of sounds. This pattern continues. 

8ti0 a.m. 

I decide to give up the fight for 
sleep and shower. The bathroom 
provides a short respite from the 
barrage of noise, but entering the 
room I am once again assaulted. 

9V0 a.m. 

I leave the dorm and the con- 
struction behind, happy to return to 
my role of occasional passerby. 

I admire those residents who are 
able to find ways to see the positive 
aspects of their daily discomfort. 

Eric Vinson '93 said, "I don't have 
to worry about missing my 8 o'clock 

be unified, adding, "If we can work 
with the faculty we can make the 
entire campus more unified." 

Dan Brakewood, the only senior 
candidate, said by spending the 
summer on campus as a tour guide 
"I got to see the school in a different 
light and saw a lot of things I didn't 
really like." 

On the subject of apathy he com- 
mented, "I keep hearing people 
questioning student apathy but no 
one really doing anything about it... 
My main goals this year are to over- 
come apathy and get information to 

The candidates expressed their 
disappointment and anger that so 
few students showed up to run for 
the Executive Board. However, 
Duncan Hollis '92, a representative 
of the Student Life Committee run- 
ning the forum, commented, "At 
least the nine candidates that 
showed up are enthusiastic and 
willing to do a good job this year.' 

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Friday, September 15, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient \ - 

Page 5 

Arts & Entertainment 

Book Review 

Blitzer tells of Pollard espionage 

ORIENT Contributor 

Territory of Lies by Wolf Blitzer, 
Washington bureau chief for the 
Jerusalem Post, relates the story of 
Jonathan Jay Pollard, an American 
U.S. Naval Intelligence analyst who 
spied on the United States on behalf 
of Israel. Pollard, an American Jew, 
grew up with a passion for Israel. 
He not only had a desire to emigrate 
to Israel, but also to "personally and 
directly strengthen the state." 

Pollard's strong interest in the 
Zionist cause, as well as his experi- 
ence with anti-Semitism, increased 
his notion of "racial obligation" to 
the state of Israel. Blitzer states how 
"Israel became Pollard's religion." 

Pollard's dream was to emigrate 
to Israel where he could actively 
contribute to its welfare, but post- 
poned this emigration hoping that 
the skills and education he acquired 
in America would serve Israel at a 
later date. 

Pollard's first government em- 
ployment was as an Intelligence 
Research Specialist in the Field 

Operational Intelligence Office of 
the U.S. Navy in Suitland, Mary- 
land. He was hired on September 9, 
1979, but it was not until 1982 that 
Pollard made the decision to be- 
come a spy for Israel. Despite the 
fact that he signed forms promising 
not to divulge any information 
without specific permission, Pollard 
"felt responsible to a higher author- 
ity" -his moral sense of obligation to 

As an employee of the Navy, 
Pollard claims to have witnessed 
various incidents of anti-Semitism 
and anti-Israel sentiments. He be- 
lieved that the Navy deliberately 
withheld valuable intelligence in- 
formation from Israel. Rather than 
report his findings to a higher mili- 
tary authority. Pollard attempted to 
rectify these problems through his 
own actions. 

In 1982, he participated in two 
formal intelligence exchanges with 
Israel. Pollard assumed the respon- * 
sibility of judging which informa- 
tion was important for Israel, but 
not harmful to U.S. national secu- 


3.00 p.m.: Gallery talk, "Bowdoin's 
Outdoor Gallery: A Walking Tour 
of the Quad," by Patricia McGraw 
Anderson, instructor of art. Univer- 
sity of Maine, and author, The Archi- 
tecture of Bowdoin College. Presented 
with support from the Maine Arts 
Commission. Meet in front of 
Walker Art Building. 
7:30 p.m.: Wolf Blitzer, Washington 
Bureau Chief of The Jerusalem Post 
will give the Harry Spindel Memo- 
rial Lecture on his bookBetween 
Washington and Jerusalem in Kresge 
Auditorium, V.A.C 

7:30 p.m.: The Amnesty Interna- 
tional Group will sponsor "Refuge? 
A Forum on Moakley De Concini" 
in Beam Classroom, V.A.C. to pro- 
mote education about national leg- 
islation to suspend temporarily de- 
portation of Salvadoran and Nica- 
raguan refugees pendinga study by 
the government's General Account- 
ing Office of conditions in El Salva- 
dor and Nicaragua. 

7:15 Duane "Buzz" Fitzgerald, 
president and chief operating offi- 
cer of Bath Iron Works, will address 
the first Bowdoin Business Break- 
fast for the 1989-90 academic year. 
Registration and coffee beginat 7:15; 
breakfast begins at 7:30. Reserva- 
tions must be made no later than 
Friday, September 15, by calling 725- 

1:00 pjn.: Gallery talk, "Charles 
Thompson's Monna Vanna," by 
Larry D. Lutchmansingh, associate 
professor of art. Walker Art Build- 

7:00 p.m j Slide lecture by Carol 
Pylant, artist. Sponsored by the 
Department of Art and the Com- 
mittee on Lectures and Concerts; 
presented in conjunction with the 
exhibition Carol Pylant Paintings. 

Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Cen- 

7:00 p.m.: The "Gender and Ger- 
man Cinema" film series continues 
with "One Plus One Equals Three," 
a 1979 film by Heidi Genee. The 
film, free and open to the public, 
will be in Smith Auditorium in Sills 

7:30 p.m j Brunswick Dharma Study 
Group open house takes place at 98 
Maine Street in Brunswick. This will 
be followed by a four week class 
entitled 'Taming the Mind." For 
more information call 666-3396. 
Reggae Music The Zulus play at 
Zootz in Portland. Call 773-8187 for 

4:00 p.mj Photojoumalist Michael 
Kienitz presents "Photojournalism: 
A Critical Perspective." The presen- 
tation includes photographs from 
Lebanon, El Salvador, Nicaragua, 
Afghanistan, and Northern Ireland, 
and a discussion on the effects of 
war and conflict on the people there. 
This lecture, free and open to the 
public, takes place in Beam Class- 
room, V.A.C. 

Jan t o's Tower of Myth": Original 
artworks prepared by New York 
artist Hrana Janto for the PBS series 
The Power of Myth" will be on 
display at Hawthorne-Longfellow 
Library through Nov. 28. The ex- 
hibit is free to the public. 
Realism exhibition: Twelve paint- 
ings by Carol Pylant are on display 
in the John A. and Helen P. Becker 
gallery of the Bowdoin College 
Museum of Art through October 1 . 
Pylant is a realist painter whose 
images are a contemplative record 
of the people, relationships, and 
places in her life. 

Marvel Wynn Paintings: Paintings 
by Marvel Wynn of Yarmouth are 
on display in Lancaster Lounge in 
Moulton Union. 

rity. In 1984, he was promoted to 
AT AC (Anti-Terrorist Alert Center) 
of the Naval Investigative Service's 
Threat Analysis Division. With his 
newly gained access to highly clas- 
sified material. Pollard decided to 
become a "walk-in " spy for Israel. 
After making connections. Pollard 
began collecting documents and 
distributing them to Israeli contacts 
for copying. Specific documents 
were requested by Israeli agents, 
but Pollard often volunteered addi- 
tional pertinent information. He 
denied requests for information 
which he thought would compro- 
mise U.S. national security interests 
or intelligence operatives. 

Pollard was first formally ques- 
tioned about removing classified 
information from his workplace on 
November 1 8, 1 985. He was arrested 
November 20, after attempting to 
seek political asylum at the Israeli 
Embassy in Washington D.C. with 
his wife Anne Henderson. Pollard 
pleaded guilty to charges of "con- 
spiracy to commit espionage." 
(Continued on page 6) 

Record Review 

Pogues mix 

ORIENT Contributor 

Okay, so the Pogues aren't com- 
ing to Bowdoin. Why? Because they 
don't like Maine, that's why. So 
what's left to us? I decided to listen 
to the Pogues' new album and find 
out if we're missing anything, and 
to see if I can find any clues as to 
why they won't come to the Vaca- 
tionland. A morbid fear of crusta- 
ceans, perhaps, or an aversion to 
not being recognized? Anyway, I 
found the Pogues' Peace and Love . 

Well I didn't find out why they 
wouldn't come to Maine, but I did 
find a lively album of some beauty. 
I went into' this cold, not having 
listened to a Pogues album before. 
(Although I'll admit that I've al- 
ways had a soft spot for any group 
that did ". . .And the Band Played 
Waltzing Matilda.") What greeted 
me was unexpected. The first song, 

Will Coombs '92 and Aimee Bingler "92 attempt to fix the two-speed 
clock in David Mamet's The Revenge of the Space Pandas," or "Binky 
Rudich and the Two Speed Clock." Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

desolate punk and folk 

"Gridlock," sounds like inopental 

music for a mid-70's James Bond 
feature. After that the album settles 
down into more familiar ground. 
"White City" and much of the al- 
bum is dedicated to London. It does 
have the desolate sound of the 
expatriot. That sound, though, is 
dressed-up. The melancholia is 
hidden in anger, the anger in dissi- 

What you've heard about them is 
true. They mix the best elements of 
apoplectic English punk and raw- 
throated traditional Irish folk to 
make a combination that works. 
What you get is a man shouting 
unintelligible but meaningful lyr- 
ics while fifes and pipes make a 
swirlingbackdrop. But like all tragic 
heroes, the Pogues have a tragic 

They chose Steve Lillywhite to 
produce their album. 

Lillywhite, the man responsible 
for some of U2's worst pre-Unfor- 
gettable Fire excesses — which is 
ironic because this production ech- 
oes Unforgettable Fire more than 
anything. It goes hog-wild. Let's 
just say it' s a wee bit overproduced . 
On "USA," Lillywhite almost ruins 
a v ell-crafted song by adding an 
embarrassingly overdone finale 
reminiscent of the mess he made of 
Marshall Crenshaw's Field Day 
album. The Pogues need a more 
immediate, pared down sound to 
make their desolation come 

So what does this mean for the 
album? Well, no matter its faults, 
the music's bounce and cheek pulls 
you in. It sounds like a magnificent, 
Australian sheep shearing party. 
And what does that mean for 
Maine? It's a shame. Maine could 
have done with a bit of Poguetry. 



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The Bowdodm Orient 

Friday, September 15, 1989 


(Continued from page 5) 

Henderson pleaded guilty to 
charges of "one count of conspiracy 
to receive embezzled government 
property, and accessory after the 
fact, to possession of national de- 
fensedocuments." On March 4, 1987 
Jonathan Pollard was sentenced to 
life imprisonment and Henderson 
to five years of imprisonment. Both 
Jonathan Pollard and Anne Hen- 
derson are presently serving these 
sentences in Federal prisons. 

This case of espionage is distinct 
from other recent cases due to Pol- 
lard's motivation for spying. He was 
not a trained spy and did not em- 
bark on his path for monetary rea- 
sons. Pollard states, "With my eyes 
shut and not fully aware of the 
consequences, I entered the terri- 
tory of lies without a passport for 
return." Pollard was morally moti- 
vated to collect information for Is- 
rael. In describing his actions, he 
acknowledged "blatant dishonesty, 
but never its disloyalty," his rea- 
soning being that Israel and the U.S. 
are allies. 

When denied asylum in the Is- 
raeli embassy, he felt betrayed. As a 
result, when questioned about his 
espionage and Israel's role, Pollard 
gave more information than Israel 
had anticipated. 

The fact that the U.S. and Israel 
are such good allies complicates this 
case since the information was not 
divulged toan "enemy" power, and 
since it was not publicly proven to 
contain facts harmful to national 
security interests. 

Wolf Blitzer clearly and elo- 
quently details the various consid- 
erations that both the United States 

and Israel had to consider when 
dealing with this case of espionage. 
Blitzer describes the repercussions 
in the American Jewish community 
which Pollard's actions have caused. 
Many American Jews in sensitive 
government positions were 
screened again afterthe Pollard case 
out of a fear that Pollard's dual 
loyalty would be a wide-spread 
practice amidst the American Jew- 
ish community. 

In the epilogue of the book, Bl- 
itzer attempts toanswersomeof the . 
perplexing questions raised by the 
case. Blitzer questions why he was 
the first journalist granted inter- 
views with Pollard while he was 
imprisoned before being sentenced. 
Blitzer states,"I continue to believe 
that I acted professionally and re- 
sponsibly even though I am pre- 
pared to concede that the govern- 
ment — in seeking a stiff sentence 
for Pollard— used me." Blitzer sug- 
gests that the government suc- 
ceeded in getting Pollard to violate 
his plea bargaining agreement by 
granting an interview without 
Naval Intelligenceconsent — a stipu- 
lation of his plea-bargain agreement 
with the U.S. 

Blitzer'sbook illustrates the intri- 
cate tactics and sacrifices that must 
be made in order to preserve the 
valuable relationship between two 
allies when an act of espionage is 
committed between them. 

Wolf Blitzer 7 s lecture on Sunday 
will offer greater insight into the 
conflicts the Pollard case has caused 
in American-Israeli relations as well 
as present issues of concern in 
American-Israeli and Arab-Israeli 

Peace Building Skills Workshop 

"MacroApplications of Human Relations: Skills in Peace 
Building," a lecture by Marvalene Styles Hughes, will take 
place on Friday, September 15 at 8:00 in Beam Classroom. 
Hughes works as a facilitator for various international or- 
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will focus on the educational values transmitted throughout 
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Bears blast UNE in record- setting 7-0 rout 


The 1989 men's soccer season 
began in record setting fashion on 
Tuesday as the Bears trounced the 
University of New England 7-0. The 
seven goals in one game is a new 
Bowdoin record for goals in a game, 
eclipsing the former record by one 

In a carbon copy of last year's 
game, which the Bears won 6-0, the 
Bears dominated from the outset in 
posting their first shutout of the 
season. Goaltender Bruce Wilson 
'90 was the beneficiary of the on- 
slaught as he recorded his fifth 
shutout in under two seasons. 

Last season's scoring leaders, 
strikers Lance Conrad '91 and tri- 
captain Chris Garbaccio '90, are 
again setting the pace for the up- 

coming season as each tallied two 
goals and one assist. The two 
combined for the game's initial goal 
ten minutes into the game when 
Conrad headed a pass from Blair 
Dils '90 to Garbaccio who rocketed 
a shot into the upper right corner 
of the net. 

Five minutes later, Conrad 
notched his first of the year on an 
indirect kick from twelve yards 
out. Tri-captain Dirk Asherman '90 
assisted on the play. The first half 
ended with the Bears ahead 2-0. 

The Bears wasted but one min- 
ute and change in the second half 
as tri-captain John Secor '90 took a 
cross about six yards from the net 
and beat the goaltender for a 3-0 
lead. No assist was given on the 
play. This opened the floodgates 
as a demoralized UNE team fell 


The Bears ended any semblance 
of a contest when Garbaccio (assist 
to Secor), Conrad (Garbaccio), and 
midfielder Bill Lange '91 (Bob 
Shultz '90) all scored within a 5 
minute 20 second span. Greg Hos- 
tetter '91 concluded the scoring 
with but a minute left in the game 
when he lofted a long rebound into 
the net. Credit Shultz with his sec- 
ond assist on the goal. The Bears 
ended the game with a 32-6 edge in 

'This was a good game because 
a lot of people played and it will be 
a confidence builder for the team, 
but its over ancThow we are gear- 
ing up for Amherst. We are going 
to need an increase in the level of 
play fromeverybody against them, 
" said Secor. 

Garbaccio agrees, "It was good to 
open against them because it gave 
us a chance to work on things we 
needed to (in a game situation), but 
most teams we will play will be 
worlds apart in ability compared to 

Both Garbaccio and Secor noted 
that the team will have to pick up its 
intensity for futuregames. "We need 
to be quicker in the midfield and on 
transitions from offense to defense 

anddefensetooffense, "saidSecor. 
The defense was hardly tested in 
the opener and will be pressured 
much more when the 8th ranked 
Bears host the 4th ranked Amherst 
Lord Jeffs Saturday at 2:00. The 
game should feature excellent de- 
fense from both teams. Last year, 
the Bears stunned the Lord Jeffs 2- 
at Amherst setting the tone for a 
playoff season; they will look to do 
the same tomorrow. 

Harriers off and running 

Golf tees up for home invitational 


The Bowdoin Golf Squad, led by 
three year letter winner and num- 
ber one player Steve Mitchell, kicks 
off season with the annual Bow- 
doin Invitational, held this week- 
end at the Brunswick Golf Club. 

Mitchell '90 leads a squad of new 
players emerging and re-emerging 

on the Polar Bear golf scene. 

Replacing three players who 
graduated last year are two veter- 
ans of the game. Senior Scott 
Stikeleather has earned his way into 
the top five and will contribute to 
the program for the first time. Craig 
Nieman '91, also an integral part of 
the Men's Squash team, had taken 
a year off from the team but has 

Crew is here to stay 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

When the crew team formed 
about four years ago, they weren't 
a team or a club; they were just a 
group of people rowing crew. Crew 
at Bowdoin? Many thought it 
wouldn't last. A few dedicated 
people worked very hard and 
proved the doubters wrong. Last 
week, 74 people showed up to the 
first meeting. That many people at 
any organization on campus is 

Now, crew is no longer hist a 
"group". This summer, the team 
was granted club status. 

Although crew is officially a 
"club", there is no denying it is 
very much a sport. Repeated seven- 
mile runs is not a light workout. 
Not only do they train hard, the 
team members get up at the un- 
godly hour of 5:30 a.m. to practice 
on the icy Androscoggin.. 

Six student officers and two vol- 
unteer coaches run the wholeshow. 
Eric Foushee '90, Grant Mershon 
^91, Nick Schmidt '91, Gwynne 
Oosterbaan '92, Hope Metcalf '92, 
and Cindy Atwell '92 spend more 
hours than they care to think about 
organizing crew. 

What would be different if crew 
was recognized as a varsity sport 
rather than a club? Basically, there's 
only once difference, but it's a big 
one — money. 

Everything the team has, the 

shells, oars, etc., were provided 

with the help of alumnus Phinneas 

Sprague. Now that crew is a club 

Lsport, they receive some money 

from the Student Activities Fee 
Committee. The S.A.F.C. does 
what it can, but the money is a 
mere pittance of what the team 
really needs. 

"It's difficult to travel to regat- 
tas, because we get no money from 
the Athletic Department," said 
AtwelL "We have to pay for our 
own meals, and we can't stay in 
hotels. We have to stay at the 
house of someone on the team." 

Transportation is another big 
problem. None of the school's 
vans are availible for crew. Last 
spring, the team depended on 
Bates to get to the races, and when 
Bates decided to forfeit a race, 
Bowdoin had no choice but to 
forfeit also. 

"We don't want to have to 
depend on another school for our 
transportation," said Foushee. 
"This year we are renting our own 
vans. However, that's just more 
work to take care of, and it costs 
money to rent the vans — money 
we don't have." 

The boat situation isn't much 
better. They have four four-man 
boats, actually three, since one 
boat is in poor condition, to say 
the least. There are fourteen boats 
that need to go on the water. What 
that means is that the competitive 
boats get about five hours of water 
time per week. Crew teams at 
other schools average that a day. 

Despite this lack of facilities and 
practice time, the crew members 
have done surprisingly well. 

"Last year the men's light- 
(Continued on page 8) -, 

returned and is playing well. 

Finishing out the five-man 
squad are Brad Chin '91 and Alex 
Ruttenberg '91. Chin and Rutten- 
berg, a returner from last year's 
squad, are long ball hitters who 
should contribute often in the 
matches and tournaments this sea- 

A total of thirteen teams will 
journey to Brunswick this weekend 
including Bates, Colby, UMO,MIT, 
Merrimac, USM, St. Anselm, and 
UNH. According to Coach Terry 
Meagher, two-time defending 
champs UNH are the team to beat. 
"We would like to finish second. 
We finished third last year. Also, 
Steve (Mitchell), who won Medalist 
honors here bef oreshould be one of 
the favorites," Meagher added. 

ORIENT Contributor 

The men of the Bowdoin cross- 
country team are getting fired up 
for another fun-filled successful 
season of Division III racing. The 
team is hoping to reassert itself this 
year as a major force to be reckoned 
with in the New England racing 

This years tri-captains Marty Ma- 
lague '90, John Dougherty '91, and 
Lance Hickey '91 have confidence 
in the team's new found strength. 
"We are hoping to surprise a lot of 
people with our strength and 
depth," remarked Malague and 

"Staying healthy is the key to our 
success, as injuries have plagued us 
in the past," added Dougherty. 

Malague, Dougherty, and Hickey 
are all returning letter winners, and 
promise to be major contributors to 
the team this fall. Complementing 
the strong performances of these 
men will be the other returning 
members of the varsity squad, Ed 
Beagan '91 and Bill Callahan '92. 

Alex Bentley '92, Dan-Gallagher 

'92, Ted Labbe '92, and Brett Wick- 
ard '90 round off the list of veteran 
runners who are also looking to be 
contributors to the team this sea- 

Having lostonly one varsity team 
member to graduation, Tod Dillon, 
the male harriers can only improve 
withthe addition of newblood from 
the freshman class. Sam Sharkey, 
Scott Mostrom, Andy Kinley, and 
Andrew Yim, will be names to 
watch in the upcoming season. 

"There is a lot of talent in the 
freshman class," said Dougherty. 

The team is gearing up for a sea- 
son full of solid competition on 
many of New England's toughest 
courses. ArchrivalsColbyand Bates 
will be especially strong this year. 
"The team have been working 
very hard this month," said Coach 
Peter Slovenski. "I've been particu- 
larly impressed with the leadership 
of Marty, Lance, and John. They've 
brought the team together quickly ." 
Hopefully the hard work and 
leadership will payoff forthe men's 
team as they begin their season on 
Saturday, Sept. 16 at the University 
of Maine-Orono. 

Strong defense key to soccer season 


Cautious optimism might be the 
best way to describe women's soc- 
cer Coach John Cullen's view of his 
team. The team returns a strong 
nucleus from last year's 7-6-2 squad 
but needs a healthy group to pro- 
duce the victories this season. 

The co-captains, midfielder Karen 
Crehore '90, and back Susanne 
Garibaldi '90, lead a group of six 
returning seniors. Cullen praised 
the two for "getting the team in 
shape and setting the pace for the 
other players." 

The team has experience at the 
forward position in seniors Liz 
Brown '90 and Sue Ingram '90. 
Another senior, Booka Smith '90, 
has been moved from back to for- 
ward; Smith is returning from a 
second major knee operation and is 
working very hard at her new posi- 
tion. Three year starter Kathleen 
Devaney '90 returns at back to pro- 
vide defensive experience 

Other returning starters are for- 
ward Didi Salmon '92, midfielders 
Sarah Russell '91 and Sara Wasin- 
ger '92, back Lynn Mastre '91 and 
goalie Mel Koza '91. Sophomores 
Tracy Ingram '92 and K.C. Frary '92 
should also see plenty of action. 

Cullen is encouraged by a strong 

freshman class. Julie Roy '93 and 
Jen Cain '93 will bring depth to the 
forward position, while versatile 
Tammy Ruter '93 can play either 
midfielder or back. Defensively, 
Carol Tljomas '93 should see time 
at back, while Caroline Blair-Smith 
'93 will battle Koza for time in the 

Bowdoin's schedule is a tough 

one, featuring Division I power 
UVM and Division II New Hamp- 
shire College, whom the Polar Bears 
meet in their home opener on Tues- 
day. Within the division, Cullen 
expects tough contests from Ply- 
mouth St., Conn . College, Tufts, and 
Salem St., all of whom beat Bow- 
doin by just one goal last season. 
(Continued on page 9) 

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Page 8 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, September 15, 1989 

Aquabears take the plunge 

ORIENT Contributor 

Despite the fact that it is consis- 
tently overlooked on campus, the 
water polo team has been working 
to repeat last year's impressive 

In '88, the club posted a 10-8 rec- 
ord. In addition to the winning 
mark, they placed fourth in the 
Division II New England Champi- 
onships, amidst a field of solid 

This year looks just as promising. 

Despite the losses of Bill Hall, 
Rob Tisdale, Pete Thalheimer, and 
Tom Francouer to graduation, many 

key players on the 25 member coed 
team return. 

Back for the Bears is senior tri- 
captain Keith Paine, Bowdoin's top 
goal scorer last fall. 

Adding his experience is tri-cap- 
tain Bob Paglione '90, who prom- 
ises an exciting "high-scoring sea- 
son". The other captain, Rick Rhein- 
hard, will also be one of Bowdoin's 
top performers this year. 

It's not only the seniors who are 
the dominating force on the team 
this year. Look for sophomore vet- 
erans John Diener and Bob McGarr 
to play a big part in the club's suc- 
cess in '89. 

The future is bright for theyoung 
team that has a strong group of 
newcomers. Be on the lookout for 
freshmen Eric Gregg, Chris Ball, 
goalie Dave Getchell and Pat 
McCoy, who should be major con- 
tributors this season. 

Stiff competition is lined up for 
the water polo club this season, as 
they face such powers as Williams, 
BU, Bates, Colby, Amherst, and 

The Polar Bears will be at home 
on Oct. 7 when they host their 
annual home tournament at the 
Farley Pool. 

Crew club scurries to scull 

ORIENT Business Manager 

After a great deal of hard work, 
the crew team has achieved club 
status this year. 

This is a big boost to a team which 
is set to begin a very promising 

Crew has been gaining interest at 
Bowdoin over the past four years. 

Membership has increased stead- 
ily each year, with over seventy 
people signing up at the beginning 
of this semester. 

Captains Hope Metcalf '92 and 
Grant Mershon '91 are among 
approximately twenty returning 
members. They believe the team 
can do well in its races this year, 
provided the new members can 

Bagadeuce Regatta 

Final Results 

1. Brown 

42 points 

8. Harvard 


2. Yale 


9. Maine Maritime 


3. Tufts 


10. Mass. Maritime 




11. Williams 


5. M.I.T. 


12. Brandeis 


6. Conn. College 


13. Bowdoin 


7. Coast Guard 


14. Colby 



leam quickly. 

There are fourteen individual 
boats this year, primarily novice 
boats. All of the four-man boats 
will participate in at least two of 
five races this fall. 

The crew team has many pres- 
tigious races scheduled for the fall 
season. The schedule includes the 
Head of the Androscoggin, The 
Head of the Connecticut, and the 
Head of the Merrimac. The season 
culminates at the Head of the Char- 
les on October 22. 

Crew's racing schedule begins 
September 23.These are head races, 
where boats race against the cloak 
over a three mile course. 

Although the spring schedule 
has not been set, the team is already 
looking forward to the annual An- 
droscoggin Regatta held here in 
the spring. 

(Continued from Page 7) 
weight boat beat a Harvard boat," 
said Mershon. That made us so 
proud-to beat a Harvard boat. " 

Atwell also added that the men's 
heavyweights and the women's 
lightweights are looking very strong 
this season. 

There is no denying the fact that 
crew isan increasingly popular sport 
at Bowdoin. 

"When I'm giving tours of the 
campus, the one question I'm asked 
most often is whether Bowdoin has 
a crew team-not football or hockey, 
but crew," said Atwell. 

Recently, there has been confu- 
sion over a million dollar grant the 
athletic department recently re- 
ceived. The grant is to establish the 
Ashmead White Chair for the Di- 
rector of Athletics. To dispel many 

rumors, this grant does not free any 
money to be used toward athletic 

Despite the money problems, the 
Athletic Department would like to 
see the crew team succeed. 

"There is a rule that teams with 
club status must remain as clubs for 
at least three years," said Sid Wat- 
son, the Athletic Director. "This is 
to weed out those groups that are 
really serious." 

"If crew continues growing and 
many people become involved, I 
would like to see it succeed," he 

Whether "succeed" means even- 
tually becoming a varsity sport is 
another matter. 

Due to the ongoing debates over 
athletics versus academics, Watson 
believes it will "be difficult for fu- 

ture clubs to attain varsity status." 
Many members of the faculty feel 
Bowdoin has too many varsity level 
sports as it is; they last thing it 
needs is another. 

What the crew members would 
like now is for the administration 
to take into consideration the tre- 
mendous amount of interest and 
keep crew in mind as a potential 
varsity sport. 

"We training very hard this sea- 
son," said Mershon. "We're seri- 
ous about this, and we're deter- 
mined to see it succeed." 

He added, "Keep looking. Ten 
years down the road, crew will still 
be here." 

Despite the lack of money, lack 
of administrative support, despite 
everything, there seems to be little 
doubt: crew is here to stay. 


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The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 9 

Committee seeks "creative" leader 

The Search Committee recently 
completed production of a formal 
statement of what it is seeking in 
the next President of Bowdoin. The 
statement opens with a brief de- 
scription of the College for the 
benefit of potential applicants. The 
remaining three sections are re- 
printed in full here, with the con- 
sent of the Committee. 


The 13th President of Bowdoin 
College will be appointed by, and 
report to, the College's Governing 
Boards of 1 2 Trustees and 44 Over- 
seers. He or she is not only the 
Chief Executive Officer of the 
College, but also carries formal re- 
sponsibility for intellectual and 
curricular leadership as Chair of 
the faculty and of its Curriculum 
and Educational Policy Commit- 
tee. Reporting to the President 
through the senior administrative 
and support personnel. The Presi- 
dent will assume leadership of the 
College's long- and short-range 
planning, operating and capital 
budgeting, and will establish fis- 
cal and programmatic priorities. 

Bowdoin looks to its new Presi- 
dent to be a catalyst who will lead 
the College community to a strong 
and shared sense of mission and 
priorities and who will inspire the 
College constituencies to work 
together in achieving them. As the 
prinicipal representative of the 
College at the local, state and na- 
tional levels, and to theeducational 
community as a whole, the Presi- 
dent is expected to participate in 
appropriate organizations and to 
bean active spokesperson for Bow- 
doin and for the liberal arts. 


As Bowdoin enters the 1990's 
and approcahes its bicentennial 
year, certain key challenges face its 
next President: 

• Sharpening the definition of 
the College's educational purposes 
and values. By building a consen- 
sus in the Bowdoin community 
about the College's educational 
values and goals, the President wil 
give direction to the continuing 
review of the curriculum and es- 
tablish priorities for allocating 
resources across the College and 
within the academic program. 

• Increasing diversity among 
students, faculty and staff. The 
President will work to fulfill the 
College's strong committment to 
diversity in terms of race, ethin- 

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ography within the limitations of 

• Integration of the student resi- 
dential life at Bowdoin into the 
educational life of the College. Dis- 
cussion and planning for a campus 
center, improved dormitory space, 
added dining space and the role of 
fraternities must link decisions 
about student life to the College's 
central goals of liberal education. 

• Building the College's financial 
resources on the occasion of its bi- 
cenntennial. Notwithstanding its 
nearly completed capital campaign, 
Bowdoin's endowment is smaller 
than that of many institutions with 
which it competes and is insuffi- 
cient to meet the challenges of the 

• Developing a participatory 
long-range planning process that 
involves faculty, staff, and the 
Governing Boards. Planning must 
include evaluation and enhance- 
ment of the physical plant and 
management of the College's finan- 
cial resources. Consideration of the 
size of the student body must be a 
part of this effort. 


The College seeks a vigorous, 
creative and articulate leader who 
will understand Bowdoin's history 
and traditions and prepare the Col- 
lege for the next century. The Search 
Committee invites applicants with 
diverse backgrounds who present 
professionla nd academic creden- 
tials that will command the respect 
of the Bowdoin faculty and other 
College constituencies. The next 
President of Bowdoin must have 
demonstrated an understanding of, 
and a sympathy for, the purposes of 
a liberal arts education and the 
desire to foster intellectual curiosity 
and creativity in faculty, students, 
and staff alike. While the Search 
Committee expects evidence of 
strong managerial ability, its em- 
phasis is on leadership, decision- 
making, organizational, delegation 

and consesnus-building skills. The 
President must show a sensitivity 
to the interrelationships of all ele- 
ments of a small coeducational resi- 
dential college and have the ability 
to guide the community in sustain- 
ing an appropriate balance bet ween 
cocurricular and intellectual pur- 
suits. The individual Bowdoin seeks 
will be highly skilled in written and 
oral communication, with a public 
presence effective for a wide range 
of audiences and settings. The Presi- 
dent must personify the highest 
ethical and moral standards. Per- 
sonal stability, a sense of humor 
and abundant energy and stamina 
are also prerequisites for success in 
this position. 

Search begins — 

(continued from page 1) 

didates, women and the future of 
fraternities. The Com mittee refused 
to answer any-specifics, insisting 
instead that it would search simply 
for the best candidate. 

Others were concerned about the 
lack of public participation in the 
future. Andrew Appel '90 said he 
felt leaving the decision tol6 people 
was "chancey. The college is ex- 
pected to go along with your 

Magee, however, said that all the 
members were elected to the com- 
mittee by their peers, and that was 
the way the system works. "It is not 
our intention of putting someone 
up in front of the campus for re- 
view. You'll have to trust us." 

The Committee was also asked if 
it had ranked the list of challenges 
the President must face. Professor 
of Chemistry Samuel S. Butcher, 
who will be the campus spokesper- 
son for the group, said that he and 
McEwen were unable to rank the 
challenges in order of importance. 

"1 would say," said McEwen, 
"that a candidate who does onlv 
one of those things well rs not a 
good candidate. We're searching for 
something more." 

Search Committee Chairman John Magee '47 addresses the an 
audience of concerned members of the community at Tuesday's open 
forum. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 


(Continued from page 1) 
Because of these incidents, the 
IFC has put Kappa Sigma on social 
probation, effective for four weeks. 
On October 6, theconclusion of their 
probation, Kappa Sigma will host 
an alcohol-free party. Other mem- 
bers of the IFC have agreed not to 
host any other parties on that day to 
show support for the chemical-free 
night. Kappa Sigma will also spon- 
sor a program to take place in the 
dorms for freshmen and women on 
the effects of alcohol. 

The IFC subcommittee also de- 
cided that Kappa Sigma must set up 
the guidelines for a Social Func- 
tions Policy Oversight Committee 
that would monitor fraternities' 
social activities andnielp identify 
violations of IFC policies. 

Women's soccer - 

In a letter to Dean of Students 
Kenneth Lewallen, IFC President 
Jeff Patterson outlined Kappa 
Sigma' s violations of five social 
functions. These infractions in- 
cluded: (1) allowing the number of 
people in the house to exceed ca- 
pacity limits; (2) loud music that 
elicited complaints from neighbors; 
(3) not properly patrolling the area 
around the house; (4) not notifying 
Campus Security about the party, 
and (5) not properly monitoring the 
entrances to the house and 

blocking exits with furniture in- 
stead of door monitors. 

The IFC is currently in the proc- 
ess of establishing capacity limits 
for each fraternity, as well as trying 
to put a new Security Registration 
system into effect. 

(Continued from page 7) 

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Friday, September 15, 1989 

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Life without Rush 

Had the pattern of recent years 
held, tomorrow night would 
have been Drop Night, the cul- 
mination of a frantic period of salesman- 
ship by fraternity members to lure new 
students into their fold. Scores of stu- 
dents — the majority of them freshmen 
— would have walked across campus to 
thefraternity of their choice and dropped. 

Yet Drop Night will come and go this 
year just like anyordinary Saturday night, 
because there is no first semester rush. 
Instead, the multitudes will again de- 
scend upon Wentworth Hall for dinner 
and attempt to set a record for the most 
people and least comfort in one space. 
Then everyone will drift off to small 
parties, maybe a movie, perhaps a cam- 
pus-wide later. Just like every other Sat- 

When this year's senior class came to 
Bowdoin, its members were greeted with 
two frantic weeks known as wet rush. 
New students staggered from fraternity 
to fraternity, and wondered in the morn- 
ing whom they had met the night before. 
The majority of the class of 1 990 probably 
recalls that it was a pretty fun and crazy 
time, if they recall anything at all. 

The next two years saw varying de- 
grees of dry rush during the first semes- 
ter.'Fraternities did an admirable job of 
coming up with off-the-wall ideas for 
party themes and the whole concept 
seemed to work pretty well. 

But the major drawback to the immedi- 
ate rush, either wet or dry, was the diffi- 
culty a new student had in making an 
informed decision about whether he or 
she fit into a particular fraternity. Rush is 
a selling period: fraternity members at- 
tempt to sell their house to the new stu- 
dent, while the prospective pledge tries 
to present an appropriate image of him- 
self or herself in order to be blessed with 
the elusive bid. 

We are not making a judgement on 
whether this is a good thing or a bad 
thing; rather, that is simply the way the 

system works. In the space of two weeks, 
fraternity members often succeeded in 
selling their house to a freshman. But 
after some period of time, that freshman 
might discover that he or she d idn' t quite 
fit in with the members of the house, after 
really getting to know them. 

The simple truth is that two weeks just 
wasn't long enough to form any definite 
opinion about each house. Two weeks 
may not even have been enough for a 
person to visitevery house. If onedoesn't 
know all the choices, one can't choose 
with confidence. 

The second semester rush policy may 
leave a somewhat less interesting first 
few weeks of school for this year's in- 
coming class. And some speculate that it 
may damage fraternities because people 
will have already formed tight groups of 
friends by January, and won't look to 
fraternities for that purpose. 

But we don't think that will be the case. 
We think postponing rush for a semester 
will benefit both fraternities and new 
students. A freshman will be sure by the 
winter about the people in a particular 
fraternity, and will be able to make a 
good decision about whether to spend 
Tour years with those people. 

For fraternities, it seems that they will 
have much stronger drop classes in the 
winter, made up of groups of truly en- 
thusiastic students who are less likely to 
change their minds after a day or a week 
or a month. And maybe those groups of 
friends that will form this semester will 
drop at a house together, and form a 
nucleus for that house in years to come. 

Many people say that the absence of 
rush this semester has led instead to a full 
semester, informal rush.. That may be 
true, but the pressure is gone for now. 
Everyone is much more relaxed, know- 
ing they don't have to make a decision 
tomorrow,and fratemitiescanspend time 
meeting people, and less time selling. 
The system will be stronger as a result. 

"The College exercises no control over the content of the student writings contained 
herein, and neither it , nor the faculty assumes any responsibility for the views 
expressed herein." 

Michael Townsend '90... Editor in Chief 

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Letters — 

Greason responds — 

(Editor's note: Last week a letter appeared in 
this space from 32 alumni to President Greason 
regarding the Science Center. The President has 
asked that his response to those alumni be 
printed here.) 
Dear John: 

Thank you for your cordial note and for the 
accompanying letter from you and some thirty 
"interested and supportive alumni" express- 
ing concern over the cutting of pines for a 
parking lot and the start of a science facility 
for which funds have not yet been completely 

I am sorry there wasn't a real opportunity 
to sit down and talk through your concerns 
before your letter was prepared, for it seems 
to me that it doesn't reflect the full state of 
affairs. A summary of what occurred and, just 
as important, how and why it occurred might 
be helpful. 

The science facility has been a long time in 
the planning. The state of the old science 
buildings and the need to bring the sciences 
together made a science center one of the ear- 
liest priorities of the Capital Campaign. Once 
the Campaign was underway and a Science 
BuildingCommitteewasestablished (the very 
kind of representative committee that you 
desire to review the matter), it became clear 
that the costs entailed in a modern facility 
would far exceed earlier estimates and the 
realistic fund raising capacity of the College. 
It was for that reason that the Committee 
recommended the present location, for the 
utilization of Sills and Cleaveland as part of 
the facility could save many millions. The 
choice of location also recognized the desire 
of the science departments not to be removed 
from the campus proper. 

As the architects addressed the problem, it 
was clear to all involved that some thirty or so 
trees would have to come down for the li- 
brary wing and the main building. As .we 
approached the town Planning Committee 
and the state Environmental Protection 
Agency, it also became clear that the present 
parking lot behind Cleaveland and adjacent 
to the Dayton Arena would have to be ex- 
panded. We were not only creating a greater 
intensity of parking need by combining the 
sciences in that area, but plans to make theold 
cage and pool into a campus center would 
also generate parking needs. After all, the 
Moulton Union and its adjacent parking were 
planned for a College of 500, not 1400. Even 
more important, Bowdoin has for some time 
£een a bad neighbor spilling its parking prob- 
lems into adjacent streets. Any building 
change would properly be an occasion for the 
town to insist on increased parking 'space 
relative to new or renovated structures. There 
was no freedom for negotiation. Bowdoin 
knew what it was obligated to do and did it. 
I'm proud of that. 

As for the location of the parking, it made 
no sense to try to place it elsewhere. Other 
trees would have gone down or neighbors 
would have protested. Safety was also a con- 
sideration. After much discussion and con- 
sideration of other options, last January in the 
Physical Plant Committee, the recommenda- 
tion to enlarge the present lot was reluctantly 
made and reviewed by the Financial Plan- 
ning Committee and the Executive Commit- 
tee (all committees again representing alumni, 
faculty, students, and members of the Gov- 
erning Boards). Ultimately the plans were 
approved by the Governing Boards. 

To expand the parking lot, some sixty trees 
were felled, many of which were planted in 
the 1940's. The design of the lot with its zig- 
zags and its islands spared other trees. This 

week over fifty white pines are being planted 
in and around the lot to intensify the grove, 
and several of them, with blueberry bushes, 
are going in front of the heating plant were 
two trees, too close to the building, came 
down. Rhododendron and other shrubs are 
also being planted among the pines. The whole 
project is under the direction of Saratoga 
Associates, which did such a good job with 
the campus Mall by the polar bear. The end 
result will be a necessary project made attrac- 
tive in keeping with the rest of the campus. 
No alumni need ever apologize for it. 

As for the financing of the science facility, 
the Margaret Milliken Hatch Charitable Trust 
and the Cobble Pond Foundation made gifts 
to the College totaling almost $2,500,000 for 
the Hatch Science Library and the mainbuild- 
ing. In all, slightly over $4,000,000 has been 
raised or pledged from foundations and indi- 
viduals. The $2,500,000 gift was conditional 
on the construction of the Hatch Science Li- 
brary beginning in the spring of 1989, and so 
we broke ground last June fro the project and 
took out a construction loan of $4,000,000, 
some $2,000,000 of which covers moving utili- 
ties, reworking drainage, building parking 
space, and doing other site work that is neces- 
sary for the project as a whole — as well as for 
thecampus center. We anticipate raising fund s • 
to repay the loan during the construction of 
the library wing. As for the main building 
joining the wings, that will be started only 
when funding permits. The badly needed 
science library wing (to avoid further crowd- 
ing in Hawthorne-Longfellow) can stand 
alone for the time being. 

I hope this explanation clarifies some of 
your concerns. Since you have informed all 
Governing Boards members of your recom- 
mendations, they are free to take such action 
as they see fit. 1 feel, however, that the College 
has proceeded in an open fashion with its 
plans and that the kind of "joint committee of 
all the College constituencies" that you call 
for to reassess the project has already oc- 
curred at several steps in the development of 
the science facility and its attendant needs. 

Meanwhile "The Bowdoin Pines," on ei- 
ther side of the Bath Road, stand well cared 
for, and the campus boasts some 200 new 
trees since 1980. Bowdoin is blessed, 1 think, 
with two Governing Boards who care very 
much about thecampus and its special setting 
and are determined to preserve it. 

This response, I realize, will not answer 
your desire to undo what has been done, but 
it will, 1 hope, reassure you that the process 
you respect has been followed and that the 
values you cherish have been very much in 
the minds of all who have been involved in 
seeing Bowdoin accommodate its science 
instruction and research for the next century 
while meeting its obligations along the way 
to our neighbors in Brunswick. 

Your ongoing interest in your College 
continues to be appreciated, and as we lay 
plans for future projects, I hope you will be 
willing to participate. In- the final analysis, 
your underlying concerns are Bowdoin's too. 


A. LeRoy Greason 

P.S. One change you will appreciate is the 
establishing of a new campus committee, the 
Committee on Environmental Impact, to rec- 
ommend policies and review plans affecting 
the campus environment. We have a similar 
committee, theCommitteeon Historical Build- 
ings, to address any architectural changes on 
old buildings (railing, lighting, storm win- 
dows, paint, etc.), and it has been very help- 

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Friday, September 15, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 11 

Feminists misdirect their efforts Letters 

If anyone bothered to open the 
latest printing of Sources: Their Use 
and Acknowledgement, he would 
have found an annoying sheet of 
folded paper that fell out. If he 
"were smart, he would have left it 
on the ground. If not, he picked it 
up, asked, "Hmm, what the hell is 
this?" and read it. 

I always wondered what 
Dorothy P. Coleman, Assistant 
Professor of Philosophy, does in 
her spare time. Does she do Earth- 
shattering research, you ask? Sur- 
vey says — nope. Instead, Dorothy 
P.Coleman, Assistant Professor of 
Philosophy, splits hairs and ana- 
lyzes the English language ad 

In her latest one-page wonder, 
Dorothy P. Coleman, Assistant 
Professor of Philosophy, discusses 
"Eliminating the Generic Use of 
Wan/ He' and 'His.'" There is no 
doubt that sexism and harassment 
exist at frightening levels, even on 
this campus. Men around the 
* orld continue to abuse women. 
I hey spew forth obscenities and 
vulgarities to describe women. 
However, "man, he and his" are 
not, in my opinion, included in 
this category. 

Mankind has a long way to go 
before full equality between the 
sixes is fully realized, but works 
like Professor Coleman's focus on 


a non-issue, a matter of writing style. 
How many male students or au- 
thors overtly think, "Oh, I'm better 
than women, so, I'll just use 'man, 
he and his' in all my papers." In fact, 
the use of these terms is quite 
"generic," and therefore harmless. 
There is no malice or even conscious 
thought on the part of most writers 
to express sexism in their works. 

If all expressions in writing are to 
be non-sexist, historical tomes must 
be thrown away, or at least, rewrit- 
ten. Our literature and historical 
writings are the examples for aspir- 
ing young Hemingways, 
Shakespeares and George Eliots. 
Political works would require se- 
vere editing. Many firmly en- 
trenched colloquialisms would have 
to be altered. It gets a little ridicu- 
lous thinking of writers' conferences 
where the sole purpose is to come 
up with suggestions for editing the 
English language. A few examples: 

"Man overboard !" would have to 
be rethought and replaced with 
"Anthropoid overboard." 

"Hey, you guys!" would become 
"Hey, you androgynous group of 
sentient beings." 

"One small step for man, one giant 
step for mankind," would change 
to "One small step for man and 
woman, one giant step for human- 

"It ain't a night fit for man nor 
beast," (forgetting the horrible 
grammar), would be "It ain't a night 
fit for humanoid figures nor beast." 

"Anchors aweigh, my boys," 
would have to become, "Anchors 
aweigh, my prepubescent people." 

Was Franklin Roosevelt sexist? 

His speeches are laced with refer- 
ences to "man" and "mankind." 
His language merely reflects the 
culture of his times and his style. 
Sexism assumes males look down 
on their female counterparts. As 
Eleanor Roosevelt put it, "No one 
can make you feel inferior with- 
out your consent." 

generic useof "man, he and his." 
Of course nobody will ever expect 
famous titles and quotations to be 
rewritten. We take them for what 
they are worth and and learn from 

If women are offended by male 
diction, why don't they employ, 
"woman, she and hers" when 
writing. If it is natural and a stylis- 
tic point, rather than a question of 
sexism, then what is the problem? 
I write the way I write. I have my 
own style. 

When I left Beijing in June, the 
students' cries for freedom 
changed to screams of anguish as 
their hopes were crushed by ma- 
chine guns and tanks. That is a real 
issue. Women around the world 
are physically beaten and abused . 
That, too, is a real issue. Quibbling 
over quirks in the English language 
is a joke. I would pay anything to 
put an end to discrimination. Per- 
haps Bowdoin should consider 
other uses for the money ill-spent 
spent on misdirected, one-page 
analyses and help women in their 
fight against equality. Donate the 
money to a shelter for battered 
women or redirect it to the 
Women's Studies Department, 
where it can be put to good use. 

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Call for Details 

Minority statistics corrected— 

To the Editor: 

I want to bring to your attention 
the admissions statistics reported 
in the September 8 issue of the Ori- 
ent. Specifically the student of color 
profile varies from the statistics I 
have been maintaining. For your 
edification, there are 21 African 

Americans (5.3%), 17 Asian Ameri- 
cans (4.3%), 9 Hispanic Americans 
(2.3%) and no Native Americans. 
These figures are slightly different 
than those reported. 


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Assistant Directorof Admissions 

Blood drive nears 

To the Editor: 

This Monday, September 18, we 
are having the first blood drive of 
the year. As usual, the drive will run 
from 3-9 p.m. and will be held in 
Sargent Gymnasium. This gives 
people with sports or labs time to 
come donate after dinner. Last year, 
our first drive proved to be a suc- 
cess largely due to an unexpectedly 
large freshman turnout. We are 
hoping for a similar turnout this 
year. (Proctors, please fire up.) 

Giving blood involves no risk as 
long as one follows a few simple 
rules. Don't give blood if you are 
not feeling well the day of the drive 
or if you weigh under 110 pounds. 

If you are on medication, tell the 
nurse before you donate so that he 
or she can determine whether you 
may donate or not. Your body re- 
plenishes the pint that you donate 
within 24 hours. Therefore, those 
activein sports have nothing to fear. 
However, one should get a good 
night's sleep that night. Finally, one 
can't get AIDS or any other disease 
by giving blood. 

Remember, one pint of blood can 
save two to three lives, sometimes 
more. Each donor makes a differ- 
ence. Please come this Monday and 
donate. Thank you. 

The Blood Drive Committee 


Blue Angels 

Their purpose is destruction, 

their thunder anathema to God. 

Nevertheless the crowd seems pleased, 

perhaps because the pilots, 

beautiful barbarians 

who neither smoke nor drink, 

are blonder than the boys next door, 

the ones who didn't die in Vietnam. 

After the take-offs and formations, 
the final fiery touchdowns 
racing with reverse thrust 
backward in the blood, 
their azure eyes burn 
right through the stands, 
the virgin stares pitiless 
and peremptory. 

My household gods — 

too small for this century of machines - 

have fled in terror to the garden. 

Bread and circuses, 

the priceless spectacle: 

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In a roar of air 

the green earth quickens to their rush, 

her doom their dark desire. 

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Bowdoin students who studied in China last year: ( r.) Andrew McCabe, Justin Prisendorf, Selena 

Cantor, Adam Najberg, Jen Goldsmith and Breffni Kehoe. Photo by Christa Torrens. 

Students spin a unique tale of China 

ORIENT Contributor 

Students picketing government 
buildings, assaulting troops with 
rocks and bottles, chanting and 
imploring for better treatment: 
this is the picture the U.S. media 
painted of the "student protests" 
in China last spring. 

However, several Bowdoin 
seniors who spent last year study- 
ing .in Beijing expressed their 
feeling that the people of the 
United States could not fully 
comprehend the plight of the 
Chinese citizens from the infor- 
mation the newspapers and tele- 
vision networks presented. 

Upon their return to the United 
States, several Bowdoin students 
who had spent the year in Beijing 
were met with misconceptions of 
the situation in China. 

Fred Bierhaus, one of the stu- 

dents who studied in Beijing, said 
the "people in the U.S. didn't under- 
stand what led to" the protests. Jen 
Goldsmith expressed her belief that 
the media did cover the "mecha- 
nisms of change, ... but the focus 
was on violence, not on the back- 
ground of the students and the 
education system." 

Andrew McCabe explained that 
contrary to popular opinion in the 
United States, the students were not 
theonly citizens protesting. As with 
all the protest movements, it was 
those with the most at stake who 
were the instigators* 1 . 

'Traditionally in China, move- 
ments always start with students 
because they have the most free- 
dom," said McCabe. Bierhaus con- 
curred, "Students are educated and 
those are the types to initiate 

The students said the movement 

started with the death of Huo Yao 
Bang, an ex-government official, 
on April 19, 1989. Bang was thrown 
out of officein 1986 when heopenly 
supported the students in their ef- 
forts to initiate change. According 
to Bierhaus, to the students Bang 

When Bang •died in April the 
Bowdoin students sensed the deso- 
lation and desperation of theirChi- 
nese counterparts. They witnessed 
the Chinese students congregate 
in Tienanman Squan where they 
laid wreaths on the Monument of 
the People's Heroes. Bierhaus ex- 
plained, "the government didn't 
like that becausethey (the students] 
were praising someone who'd 
been taken out of power." 

The movement began to expand 
slowly after Bang died, according 
to Bowdoin student Breffni Ke~ 
(Continued on page 12) 

Exec board ponders how to fill empty 
seats; will hold new elections soon 


The 1989 -1990 Executive Board 
met for the first time Monday eve- 
ning in Lancaster Lounge. The nine 
present members were elected last 
week without contest, as they were 
the only eligible candidates who 
showed up at the open forum on 
Thursday the 14th. 

Though the board, as it stands 
now, is fully empowered, the 
Constitution states that the remain- 
ing six spots must be filled within 
two weeks of the board's first meet- 

Those currently on the Board are: 
Kirk St. Amant '93, Fawn Baird '93, 
Dan Brakewood '90, Ara Cohen '93, 
Rick Ginsberg '93, Ameen Hadded 

INSIDE September 22, 1989 



WBOR Fall Schedule 

Page 8 

New faculty profiles 

Page 2 


Polar Bear Spotlight on Steve Mitchell 
Page 10 

'93, Gerald Jones '92, Keri Saltzman 
'93, and Mark Thomson '92. All 
members are newcomers to the 
Executive Board. 

The board's first act was to elect 
a temporary Chair to serve until 
the six empty seats are filled and 
another election can be held. It was 
decided that a full Chair should 
not be elected until the board is at 
its full strength of fifteen, due to 
the board members' lack of famili- 
arity with one another. Mark Th- 
omson '92 was elected interim 

The board then directed its at- 
tention to the problem of filling the 
remaining seats. The current board 
members must now address the 
issue many of them promised to 
fight in their campaign speeches 
(Continued on page 3) 

Two senior class 
officers resign 

ORIENT Asst. News Editor 

Two senior classofficers resigned 
from, their posts on Monday, Sep- 
tember 18. The resignations fol- 
lowed the controversial publication 
and distribution of the senior class 
newsletter last Tuesday. 

Theoriginal purposcof the news- 
letter was to inform the senior class 
of upcoming events and informa- 
tion, according to Kate LaPine, 
senior class president . The newslet- 
ter included a section titled, "Sen- 
ior Spotlight," which highlighted 

two members of the senior class. 

LaPine said the students were cho- 
sen at random. Pictures of the two 
students were printed along with 
anonymous quotations describing 
them, gathered from other mem- 
bers of the student body. 

Kathy Bell, treasurer, and Secre- 
tary Laurie Sablak were responsible 
for the gathering and compiling of 
the newsletter, according to LaP- 

Distribution began on Tuesday, 
September 12. One of the students 
profiled in the "Spotlight" saw the 
newsletter and immediately called 
Dean of Students Kenneth Lewal- 
len to ask for its removal oh the 
grounds that it was "unnecessarily 
offensive," said Lewallen. 

Lewallen said when he discov- 
ered the content of the newsletter, 
"I had the remaining documents 

Lewallen stopped the distribu- 
tion of 85% of the mailing. 

The newsletter was never ap- 
proved by either the Dean's office 
or the Student Activities Director 
and ScniorClass Advisor, Bill Fruth. 
In addition, there was no review 
process among the class officers: 
the president and vice-president did 
not see the newsletter before it was 

LaPine said it was an "enormous 
professional error." 

Dean Lewallen met with all five 
students involved, including the 

four officers, on Wednesday, Sep- 
tember 13 to discuss the contro- 
versy and its possible ramifications. 
Later meetings bet ween the of Beers 
and Lewallen occurred and on 
Monday an agreement was reached 
that, Sablak and Bell, would resign. 

"At this very moment," Lewal- 
len said, "the college has made its 
official response." 

Lewallen said the issue was a dif- 
ficult one. 'The whole episode 
brings up issues of responsible 
journalism and the spectre of scx^ 
ual harassment," said Lewallen. 

In this case, the parties involved 

decided to deal with the problem 
internally through the Dean's of- 
fice. No formal charges were 

LaPine, speaking for all the offi- 
cers, said, "We were all horrified by 
the whole thing." 

(Continued on page 12) 

College won't expand 

ORIENT Contributor 

"Since World War II, the notion 
that one ought to manage the size of 
a college has come into fashion," 
said Thomas Hochstettler, dean for 
planning and general administra- 
tion. Bowdoin is now just manag- 
ing its current 1350 students and, 
Hochstettler recommended, should 
maintain this figure now and in the 

Last year, Hochstettler and the 
Long Range Planning Council in- 
vestigated effects of enrollment 
changes in light of Bowdoin's pres- 
ent situation. The college is already 
crowded, and adding students 
would not enhance student or aca- 
demic life/the council concluded. 

'To ask the Dean of Faculty to 
add faculty is a monumental task, 
as is deciding where to put them," 
said Hochstettler. This step would 
be necessary with expanded enroll- 
ment to retain the present 11:1 stu- 
dent/faculty ratio. 

Dining Service, one indicator of 

crowding at Bowdoin, is straining 
to serve students, with both the 
Union and Wentworth Hall 
crammed tocapacity.Thesamesitu- 
ation is true for class schedules, 
which the administration extended 
into the lunch hours two years ago. 

In addition, Hochstettler stated, 
"the library is burs tingat the seams," 
which has led the administration to 
consider plans to move its offices 
into the Moulton Union, Searles, or 
both, while allowing the library to 
expand into Hawthorne-Longfel- 

Hochstettler said "the number of 
students is in theory independent 
of the size of the student body," as 
per capita overhead decreases with 
each additional student. 

The present number of students, 
1350, was determined in 1970 when 
the college decided to admit women. 
With 950 men at the time, 400 
women were admitted with the 
understanding that the male/ female 
ratio would eventually even out. 
(Continued on page 12 ) 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, September 22, 1989 

Mary Lou Kennedy will replace Larry Pinette as Director of Dining 
Services at the end of this month. Photo by Caroline Nastro. 

Kennedy to assume new 
role in dining service 

ORIENT Contributor 

As Larry Pinette's term as Direc- 
tor of the Dining Services comes to 
a close, his assistant director for 
the past three years is moving up 
to take his place. Mary Lou Ken- 
nedy will officially hold the title as 
the Director of the Bowdoin Din- 
ing Services this year. 

Kennedy's main interest has al- 
ways been the financial division of 
the service and she plans to con- 
tinue work in this area. Kennedy 
said when she first began working 
under Pinette, the dining service 
had too many different functions 
taking place, whether for students, 
staff, or the general public. These 
functions have been reduced since 
Kennedy arrived, allowing a more 
flexible budget. 

Kennedy discussed the possibil- 
ity of a new meal plan system. 
With surveys and explorations into 
different meal plans at other 
schools, Kennedy and the dining 
service will be trying to arrange a 
much larger selection for students. 

One possibility might be to al- 
low students to eat their choice of 

any 15 meals a week. So far, said 
Kennedy, we have "done a lot of 
legwork on it but Iwe] have to 
price [the meal plansl out." 

When asked about the new poli- 
cies in the Moulton Union dining 
area, Kennedy admitted it is "more 
aggravating ... but ... what hap- 
pened last year [was that] the 
Union was al ways running higher 
[in cost]." Too many students not 
on full board were taking food 
without paying. 

The dining services' only choice 
to solve this problem was to im- 
plement a stricter system, which 
is now in effect. Needless to say, it 
is fairly unpopular, but according 
to Kennedy it is the only present 
solution to end this dilemma. 

Kennedy's main goal for this 
year is to "listen and see what stu- 
dents are looking for." Some stu- 
dents want more dietetic foods, 
while others want more desserts. 

Whatever the matter, Kennedy 
expressed her desire to do her best 
to improve the efficiency and se- 
lections offered by the Bowdoin 
dining service. 

New faces join faculty 

(This is the first of a series of articles 
profiling new faculty) 
ORIENT Contributor 

Many new professors have joined 
the Bowdoin faculty this fall in a 
variety of different departments, 
including government, history and 

Instructor in Government Daniel 
S. Ward joined the Bowdoin faculty 
after teaching for a year at New 
York University. Ward received a 
Bachelor of Arts degrees from Pur- 
due University and recently re- 
ceived his P.h.D. from N.Y.U. with 
a dissertation on congressional 

Ward, originally from the New 
York City area, said he was im- 
pressed with the atmosphere at 
Bowdoin, especially the relationship 
between the faculty and the stu- 
dents. This semester Ward is teach- 
ing two courses dealing with his 
field of concentration — elections 
and the Congress. Ward plans to 
continue his research into these 

areas, looking at the role of political 
parties in Congress through Con- 
gressional committees. 

Assistant Professor of History 
Hermann H. Beck is another new 
edition. Beck attended school in his 
native West Germany, and went on 
to the London School of Economics. 
Beck received his M.A. degrees in 
Freiburg, W. Germany and then 
spent a year studying at the Sor- 
bonne in Paris. There he was 
awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to 
the United States. Beck went on to 
receive his Ph. D from U.C.L.A. 
with a concentration in European 
intellectual history focusing upon 
Nazi Germany. 

Beck said he was looking for a 
small college and was impressed 
with Bowdoin' s reputation and 
personal atmosphere. Beck intends 
to devote this year to his teaching, 
but has plans to continue work in 
research on the German intelligence 
and Hitler . 

Two new professors have joined 
the Music Department this year. 

Assistant Professor of Music Ja'neC. 
Girdham said she wanted to come 
to Bowdoin because of the small 
town atmosphere and because of its 
reputation as a very good liberal 
arts college. Girdham's specialties 
include 18th century music history, 
for which she has a P.h.D from the 
University of Pennsylvania. Gir- 
dham also attended the University 
of Edinburgh and University Col- 
lege at Cardiff and received a Mas- 
ters degree in electronic music. 

Assistant Professor of Music 
Therese Smith trained at University 
College Dublin, Ireland where she 
earned a degree in ethno-musicol- 
ogy. She received her Masters and 
P.h. D degrees from Brown Univer- 
sity concentrating in North Ameri- 
can and Irish music. 

Smith said she had a "good feel- 
ing" about Bowdoin when she inter- 
viewed here last spring and was 
attracted by its small size and the 
relationship between the students 
and the professors. 

Grant will expand lab program 

Bowdoin College has been 
awarded a $29,077 grant from the 
National Science Foundation for the 
development of laboratory courses 
in molecular and cellular biology. 

The project will be under the di- 
rection of Associate Professor of Bi- 
ology William L. Steinhart. C.Tho- 
mas Settlemire, associate professor 
of biology and chemistry, will serve 
as co-investigator, while Alan 
Garfield will serve as lab instructor. 

The goal of the project is to find 
new ways to inspire undergradu- 
ates to pursue research, particularly 
research careers, in molecular and 
cellular biology. The College's cur- 
rent microbiology/genetics lab 
couse will be expanded into two 
separate courses, one in microbiol- 
ogy, immunology and cell biology 
and the other in molecular and cel- 
lular genetics. 

According to Steinhart, students 
should be given the opportunity to 
participate in research. Steinhart 
adds that it is important to promote 

continued interest in graduate re- 
search in science in an era of dwin- 
dling interest in such a pursuit. This 
philosophy is shared by the Na- 
tional Science Foundation, which 
notes that undergraduate instruc- 
tion, " a vital element in the 
preparation of our Nation's future 
scientists...," and that, "...students 

must have laboratory experiences 
with suitable, up-to-date epui pment 
in order to become involved in the 
work that is at the heart of scientific 
progress and understanding." 

This is the second grant under 
Steiqhart's direction the NSF has 
awarded to Bowdoin in the last two 

Experts discuss water quality 

A three-hour lecture and slide 
presentation at Bowdoin College 
will highlight the concerns of those 
working to preserve the water qual- 
ity of Casco, Maquoit, and Middle 

The presentation, titled "Maine 
Water Quality: Issues and Concerns 
of the Area Bays," begins at 1:00 
p.m. on September 27 in the Main 
Lounge, Moulton Union. It is free 
and open to the public. 

John Sowles, a biologist for the 
Maine Department of Environ- 
mental Protection and author of 
"Agenda for Action for Casco," will 

begin the presentation with a lec- 
ture on protecting marine water 
quality and on the different sources 
of pollution threatening area bays. 
His talk will be followed by an hour- 
long slide presentation by Chris 
Heinig, a biologist and consultant 
who recently completed an exten- 
sive study for the town of Brun- 
swick on marine resources and has 
studied the impact of various land 
uses on the marine environment. 
The slide presentation will focus on 
what Heinig has done regarding 
marine water quality in Brunswick's 
Maquoit and Middle bays. 

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last Thursday: the apathy of the 
student body. The board members 
expressed their feeling that they 
must move quickly and effectively 
if they are to gather a good range of 
candidates before the two-week 
deadline. A subcommittee was 
formed to supervise the publicity 
for the election. Signature forms are 
still available at the Union and 
Tower desks for those who wish to 
run for one of the remaining seats. 

In other business, the Executive 

• Heard the report of the Summer 
Chair, Cara Maggione '91. The 
SummerChair^s most time-consum- 
ing task was the matching of incom- 
ing students who have requested a 

Big Brother/Big Sister with return- 
ing students participating in the 
program. In addition, Maggione 
passed on the proposed new 
Constitution drawn up by several 
members of last year' s Board . It will 
be considered for ratification at a 
later date. 

• Approved the Student Activi- 
ties Fee Committee budget recom- 
mendations for the 89-90 academic 

• Appointed a three-member 
committee to interview applicants 
for 13 open seats on various Gov- 
erning Boards committees. The 
interviews will be held Sunday; 
there will be sign-up sheets at the 
Union and Tower desks. 

The semi-Executive Board,, despite having too few members, held its 
first meeting on Monday night. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

Program will focus on 
pollution in Casco Bay 

The Friends of Casco Bay and 
eight other Maine organizations 
will sponsor an all-day program 
entitled "How Polluted is Casco 
Bay?" on Saturday, Sept. 30. 

The morning segment of the pro- 
gram will consist of an in-depth 
panel discussion of such issues as 
Toxic, Sewage and Oil Pollution of 
the bay. At noon, the keynote 
address will be given by David 
Brower. Brower was the first presi- 
dent of the Sierra Club and was a 
founder of the Friendsof the Earth. 
He is an environmental crusader 
who prevented the damming of 
the Grand Canyon. Brower will be 
speaking at Bowdoin on Sunday, 

October 1. 

The afternoon session will fea- 
ture a boat cruise around Casco 
Bay, for participants to get a first- 
hand look at pollution sources. 
The cruise will be narrated by a 
group of experts on the subject. 

The Friends of Casco Bay en- 
courage Bowdoin student s to take 
advantage of this unique pro- 
gram. Registration is $10 for stu- 
dents and $15 for the general 
public. Call 774-4627 to register. 
Be advised that space is limited. 

The program wi'.l run from 8:30 
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the South- 
ern Maine Vocational and Tech- 
nival Institute. 

Maine pianist to perform 

Pianist Eva Virsik will perform 
works by Schumann, Ravel, and 
Scriabin during a recital on Thurs- 
day. September 28 at 7:30 p.m. in 
Walker Art Building. The recital is 
free and open to the public. Seating 
is limited. 

A native of Bratislava, Czecho- 
slovakia, Virsik began piano lessons 
and made her first television ap- 
pearance at the age of four. She is a 
graduate of the Bratislava Conser- 
vatory and has studied piano at the 
Moscow Conservatory with Vladi- 
ijTn%Iatanson, Yakov Zak, and Stan- 
islav Neuhaus. In 1979, she was the 
winner of the National Performing 
Artists Competition in Czechoslo- 

vakia, and in 1981 she won the sil- 
ver Medal in International Piano 
Competition in Athens, Greece. 

Virsik has recorded for Czecho- 
slovakian radio and television, for 
East German radio, for West Ger- 
man radio networks, and French 
television. She has performed 
worldwide and has lived in Maine 
since 1987 and gave her American 
orchestra debut in September, 1 988, 
opening the 64th season of the Port- 
land Symphony Orchestra. 

The recital is sponsored by the 
Bowdoin College music department 
and the Bowdoin College Museum 
of Art, with support from the Maine 
Arts Commission. 

Afro- Am Studies gains new director 

ORIENT Contributor 

Last May, Associate Professor 
Randolph Stakeman was appointed 
as the new director of the Afro- 
American Studies program. The 
previous director. Professor Lynn 
Bolles, resigned from the position 
in the Anthropology Department as 
well as her position as the director 
of the Afro-American Studies pro- 
gram to take another opportunity at 
the University of Maryland. 

A committee was organized to 
search for a qualified director to 
replace Bolles. The primary goal of 
the committee was to find someone 
who was qualified to both direct 
and teach subjects in the field of 
Afro-American Studies. 

The committee's first choice 
turned the 'position down late last 
April. The committee did not have 
enough time to begin a new search 
for another candidate. Therefore, 
Professor Stakeman who had prior 
the rtext logical choice for the posi- 

As the current d irector, Stakeman 
faces numerous responsibilities, 
such as making decisions about the 
Afro-American Studies curriculum, 
advising students who are major- 
ing/minoring in Afro-American 
Studies, and also organizing a lec- 
ture series during the year. 

Stakeman will be holding this po- 
sition for the next three years. Dur- 
ing this period of time he stated that 
one of his major goals is to conjure 

up enough enthusiasm to transform 
the Afro-American Studies program 
into an actual department. 

Stakeman does not teach Afro- 
American Studies 101 . However, he 
teaches many related history- 

He stated, "Normally the direc- 
tor of the Afro-Am program only 
teaches three courses a year, as 
opposed to a full load of four, yet 
since my appointment came so late 
in the year I had already made the 
commitment to the students to teach 
a full course load this year." 

Staci Williams '90, the current 
President of the African American 
society, commented, "Professor 
Stakeman is just as accessible now 
as he was when he was simply a 
history professor." She added, "He 

has taken on a lot by agreeing to 
accept this position, which in turn 
shows his extreme dedication to the 

As if being the director of the 
Afro-American Studies program 
and an African History professor 
here at Bowdoin isn't enough, 
Stakeman is also actively involved 
in two research projects. The first is 
a demographic study of blacks in 
Maine, while the other examines 
the Afro-American attempts to in- 
fluence foreign policy towards Af- 

Although Professor Stakeman 
will be quite busy this semester, he 
is enthusiastic about his new posi- 
tion and emphasized that his re- 
sponsibility to the student body will 
always be one of his top priorities. 

Rash of bike thefts on 
campus concerns security 


In the last three weeks there have 
been a series of bicycle thefts on 
campus. Several bikes have been 
stolen from the front of the library. 
Another bike was stolen from Brun- 
swick Apartments, one from in front 
of Coles Tower, and one from in 
front of Pickard Theater. 

The commonality," stated Di- 
rector of Security Michael Pander, 
"is that everyone of these bikes was 

According to Pander, students 
should lock their bikes to "racks, 
trees, anything as long as it doesn't 
block the sidewalk." 

He mentioned that the Bowdoin 
bookstore carries the horseshoe 

Randolph Stakeman was named the new director ot the Afro-Ameri- 
can Studies Program last spring. Photo by Christa Torrens. 

/The Admissions Office ha? 
announced the selection of 12 
members of the class of 1990 as 
Senior Interviewers for the 
upcoming year. The 12 include: 
Matt Ballard 
Daniel Brakewood 
Marmee Connell 
John Curran 
Alexis Guise 
Suzana Makowski 
Robert Paglione 
Jennifer Quagan 
Robert Shultz 
Mark Stracks 
Holly Varian 
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locks that Security endorses. These 
locks come with a lifetime insur- 
ance against bike theft. 

If a student becomes a victim of a 
bicycle theft. Pander stressed the 
importance of calling security and 
having the brand name and serial 
number written down. It is impos- 
sible to reclaim a bike without this 

Pander repeated the importance 
of locking up bikes. He said, "Last 
night, around 7:00 p.m., I was walk- 
ing in front of the Moulton Union. 
There were seven bikes on the rack 
— four of them unlocked. One was 
a yellow mountain bike I found 
particularly attractive, but 1 did not 
succumb to the temptation. Other 
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Friday, Septewber-22, 1989 

Hughes speaks of peace 
through mediation 


"When I mediate, I am not going 
to change you. Rather I want to 
make it possible for diametrically 
opposing views to listen to each 
other," said Marvalene Hughes 
during her lecture entitled "Macro 
Applications of Human Relations: 
Skills in Peace Building." 

The lecture was held Friday, Sep- 
tember 15 in Beam Classroom. 

Hughes often facilitates for many 
international peace conferences 
around the world. She is currently 
the head of student affairs at the 
University of Toledo. 

In one such peace conference in 
Austria, a Contra leader, a Sandin- 
ista, a liberal representative from 
the United States, and a conserva- 
tive representative, just to name a 
few, all gathered to discuss their 

Hughes as a mediator said she 
tries to listen to all the values, atti- 
tudes and feelings of politicians and 
then assists each one of them to hear 
and respect one another's points of 

She expressed her desire for 
people not to be afraid of speaking 
their feelings and opinions to the 

"Conflict will always be there, 
but it is how we resolve that conflict 
that makes the difference,"said 

To resolve conflicts among the 
group, Hughes has an orientation 
for all the leaders to meet one an- 

other. Then the group gathers "to 
bond" together by talking about 
their feelings and attitudes over 
specific matters. 

After bonding together, Hughes 
coordinates a problem-solving ses- 
sion. Now, since all the leaders re- 
spect and understand each other, 
how can they resolve their differ- 
ences? Sometimes they do solve their 
problems, and other times they do 

In the Austria conference, Hughes 
described how a conservative rep- 
resentative from the United States 
attacked the Sandinista representa- 
tive, claiming how the Sandinistas 
harm the Contras. By the end of the 
conference, the two had scheduled 
another meeting to discuss their 
conflicting views and to find a solu- 
tion to the Nicaragua turmoil. 

After talking about whatshedoes 
as a mediator, Hughes spoke about 
the six human values needed in a 
global perspective toincrease peace. 
She felt that everyone should be 
educated. She also added that 
human rights should be given to all. 

Hughes added that no one should 
be starving and that development 
should be continuous. She stressed 
the importance of self-determina- 
tion and free-elections to all. Finally, 
she said that no nuclear war should 

Her last thought involved the idea 
of trust. She expressed her belief 
that by building trust with one 
another, worldly peace can be 

Marvalene Hughes lectured on conflict and mediation last Friday. 
Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

Blood Drive 

Andrew Cowen "92 fearlessly donated blood on Monday. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

President appoints alumni fund heads 

Samuel A. Ladd III '63 of Cum- 
berland Foreside, Maine has been 
named chair of Bowdoin College's 
1989-1990 Alumni Fund. 

Gardner Cowles III '59 of East Se- 
tauket. New York has been ap- 
pointed as the newest director of 
the Alumni Fund. He joins Ladd, 
Joan Benoit Samuelson '79, I. Joel 
Abromson '60, and James W. Mac Al- 
len '66 as Fund directors. 

Ladd is executive vice president 
and directorof Maine National Bank 
in Portland. In 1986, he was chair of 
the Greater Portland United Way. 
A member of the Class of 1 963, Ladd 
was appointed director of the 
Alumni Fund last year and has 
served as class agent for five years. 
He led his class to a College record 
in 1988, their 25th reunion year, 
when they raised $106,000 for the 

Cowles, whose family has long 
been involved in publishing and 
broadcasting, is president of The 
Three Village Herald in Long Island, 
New York. At Bowdoin, he has 
served as associate class agent for 
the Class of 1959. He established the 
Cowles Scholarship Fund in 1985. 

There is a direct link between 
the quality of education that Bow- 

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launch the College's 70th Fund year. 
The current goal for the Fund has 
been set at $3 million. 
The Alumni Fund, inaugurated 

in 1869and reorganized in 1919, has 
contributed more than S32 million 
for current purposes and capital 
needs of the College through June, 
1989. Fund directors are appointed 
by the President, who receives 
nominations from the Alumni 
Council's nomination staff. 

Blue Angels: Again 

The shadow is an afterthought, 

a chilling of the shoulder blade, 

a flicker after the sound the eye pursues 

too late, as the pilot planes the sky rough 

on the ride of his after burner. 

The sound invades the leafy corridors 

of country roads. It is a good sound, 

really. It says you cannot get away. 

It reminds us that we are just beneath 

the blue eyes pulling downt>n the yank 

of many times the force of gravity. 

It is a grave sound. It reminds us, 

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Silly - How's the wind 
down there? Mom said 
you were fine. Miss you 
& Steph, too! The 2 Ks. 
p.s. We are very pale. 

Memorial services will 
be held for Sachs tonight 
at 10. All are invited; 
please bring tetra- 

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Upcoming lectures 
cover varied topics 

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Deadline is Wednesday at noon for the coming Friday's paper. 

Jim Hightower — 

Texas Commissioner of Agricul- 
ture Jim Hightower will discuss the 
benefits of organic farming and 
other agricultural alternatives at 
Bowdoin College on Friday, Sep- 
tember 22 at 7 p.m. in Kresge Audi- 
torium, Visual Arts Center. 

Hightower's speech, titled "Back 
to the Future: a Populist Perspec- 
tive," is free and open to the public. 

Hightower has been outspoken 
on many U.S. food and agricultural 
policy issues. A supporter of or- 
ganic farming, pesticide controls, 
and price supports for farmers, 
Hightower has angered farmers and 
politicians alike. During public 
appearances across the country, he 
has addressed such issues as the 
politics of food, food safety, the fate 
of the family farm, and various 

environmental and consumer is- 

A nationally active political fig- 
ure, Hightower was a supporter of 
the Reverend Jesse Jackson's 1988 
presidential bid and delivered one 
of Jackson's nominating speeches 
last summer at the Democratic 
National Convention in Atlanta. 

Hightower is a 1965 graduate of 
North Texas State University, a 
former staff worker for Texas Sena- 
tor Ralph Yarborough, and former 
editor of the Austin newspaper, 
"The Texas Observer." 

Hightower's appearance at .the 
College is sponsored by the depart- 
ments of biology, economics, envi- 
ronmental studies, government, and 
by the Lectures and Concerts Com- 

Denis Rene Rigalwell 

French poet Denis Rene Rigal will 
present two lectures at Bowdoin Col- 
lege, one on French politics, the other 
on French poetry. 

On September 27, Rigal will dis- 
cuss the French political scene, par- 
ticularly the French "left" today and 
the French political outlook for 1 992. 
His talk will take place in Beam 
classroom. Visual Arts Center at 7:30 

The following day, on September 
28, Rigal will speak on contempo- 
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Rigal is a professor at the Univer- 
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France. His emphasis is on English 
and American literature, especially 
poetry and drama, although he also 
teaches courses on Hawthorne, 
Melville, Thoreau, Twain, Jack 
London, Sherwood Anderson and 
Hemingway. He has published 
extensively in "Poesie," a literary 
magazinedevoted to contemporary 
French poetry. 

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Greason names chairs 

President Greason has appointed 
eight senior faculty to named chairs. 

Steven R. Cerf has been named 
Ceorge Lincoln Skolfield, Jr. Profes- 
sor of German. A scholar of German 
and comparative literature. Corf has 

written extensively on Thomas 
Mann, opera as literature, and peda- 
gogical issues in various literary 

Joanne F. Diehl has been named 
Henry Hill Pierce Professor of Eng- 
lish. Diel joined the faculty in 1988 

ulty in 1975, was named associate 
professor in 1981, and promoted to 
full professor in 1 987 . He has chai red 
the department of sociology and 
anthropology twice and has served 
as assistant dean and acting dean of 
the faculty. McEwen has written ex- 
tensively about mediation and dis- 
pute resolution and is the co-author 
of "Mediation: Law, Policy and 
Practice." He has been a spokesman 
for the Maine Civil Liberties Union 
and Maine Council of Churches on 

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She was promoted to full professor 
in June, 1989. Diehl's academic fo- 
cus is women's poetry, in particular 
the works of Emily Dickinson. She 
is the author of "Dickinson and the 
Romantic Imagination," and the 
forthcoming 'The Engendering 1 ' 
Muse: Women Poets and the Ameri- 
can Sublime." She served as a 
member of the Fulbright Commit- 
tee in American Literature (1988- 
89), fcnd is currently a member of 
the editorial board of "American 
Literary History," 

Robert Wells Johnson has been 
named Isaac Henry Wing Professor 
of Mathematics. He joined the Bow- 
doin faculty in 1%4 and has served 
as chair of the department of mathe- 
matics three times. His research 
interests include algebraic number 
trheoryand Diophantine equations, 
cyclotomie fields, Fermat's Last 
Theorem, irregular primes, and 
Bernoulli numbers, among other*. 
David I, Kertyer has been named 
William R. Kenan, jr. Professor of 
Anthropology, He has chaired the 
department of sociology and an* 
thropology four times, Kertyer is 
the author or several books and 
many articles on Italian social his- 
tory and contemporary Italy, age 
structuring, and the symbolic di- 
mension of politics, kert/er cur- 
rently serves on the editorial boards 
of the journals "Social Science His- 
tory" and "Historical Methods," and 
on the executive committees of the 
Social Science History Association. 

also been a mediator for the Maine 
Court Mediation Service and cur 
rently serves on the Maine Com 
mission on Legal Needs. He is also 
a member of the Grievance Com- 
mission* of the Maine Board ot 
Overseers of the Bar. 

Paul L. Nyhus has been appointed 
Frank Andrew Munsey Professor 
of History. Nyhus is a spedalisi in 
late medieval and early modern 
history He has published siudusoi 
the Franciscans in the later Middle 
Ages and is presently preparing 
studies ot the Reformation in Base! 

Christian P Potholm II has been 
named DeAlva Stanwood 
der Protestor of Government An 
expert on politics. Potholm is ihe 
authorof a number of book* uu lud 
mg "People, Power <w\d pohtuv 
"Strategy and I on il u X" The Ih,- 
ory and Practice ot African Poll 
tics," and "American Poliiivs \\ 
nvtlon* of Change. Dynamic* ol 
Choice," He is currently working 
on a major study of election* in 

Pn>te**or ol I'conomtc* Ikwid I 
Vail has been named Adam* t atim 
Professor ot Economic*, A memlvt 
of the Bowdoin faculty since P» '<> 
Vail was appt»lntedchalrof the. mo 
nomics department in PW I le is ., 
leading authority tin the evonotm 
of agriculture and has worked a* a 
scholar and government advt*or in 
Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan, Vttl 
scurrently in Sweden on a Fulbright 

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Daniel B. Fayerweather Professor 
of Political Economy and Sociology. 
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Arts & Entertainment 

Blitzer explores current 
Israeli-American relations 


The Harry Spindel lecture series 
resumed September 17 with the 
appearanceof Wolf Blitzer. The Thir- 
teenth Annual Spindel lecture fea- 
tured Blitzer, Washington Bureau 
Chief of The Jerusalem Post and au- 
thor of Between Washington and 
Jerusalem and the more recent Terri- 
tory of Lies. 

Blitzer offered a mountain of in- 
formation concerning American-Is- 
raeli relations wrapped in warmth, 
candor and humor. While the eve- 
ning was intellectually stimulating, 
Blitzer never once allowed the au- 
dience to fall victim to the bane of 
academia: boredom. 

Following a brief introduction by 
Professor David Kertzer, Chair of 
the Spindel lecture series, Blitzer 
quickly displayed his wry wit by 
retelling a recent interview he con- 
ducted with Vice-President Dan 
Quayle. Said Blitzer, "Quayle was 
much more impressive in person 
than he is on television...I don't 
know how much praise that is." 

However, Quayle jokes were not 
to be the main course for the eve- 
ning, as Blitzer smoothly moved into 

330 p.m_- Anthropologist Dennis 
McGilvray of the University of 
Colorado presents "Heat in Health, 
Gender, and Worship Among the 
Tamils of South India and Sri 
Lanka." The lecture takes place in 
Beam Classroom, V.A.C. 
7:00 p.m.: Texas-Commissioner of 
Agriculture Jim Hightower will 
discuss the benefits of organic 
farming and other agricultural 
alternatives. In Kresge Audito- 
rium, V.A.C. 

3:00 p jn.: A performance and talk 
by the Maine State Choir, com- 
posed of members of the three 
Churches of God in Christ in 
Maine, takes place on the Mall by 
the Polar Bear. In case of rain, it 
will be held in Room 101, Gibson 

a well-organized documentation of 
the recent history of US-Israeli rela- 
tions. Citing a reluctance on the 
part of former President Jimmy 
Carter, whom he accompanied to the 
Camp David Accords, to offend the 
Arabs, Blitzer praised the efforts of 
former President Ronald Reagan to 
"enhance the strategic coordination 
between the US and Israel." 

Blitzer then praised the relatively 
recent committees to oversee deci- 
sions on American Middle Eastern 
policy that have "institutionalized" 
cooperation between the two coun- 
tries. These committees, coupled 
with the decision by the United 
States government to elevate Israel 
to "major non-NATO strategic ally" 
status, give hope to a steady pro- 
gression of American-Israeli friend- 
ship, continued Blitzer. 

Turning to an issue most present 
were eagerly waiting for, Blitzer 
then addressed the conflict over the 
West Bank and Gaza strip. Stating 
that he "had no doubt that if the 
people of Israel are confronted with 
a realistic and credible proposal for 
peace...the overwhelming majority 
will grab the opportunity," Blitzer 
admitted that he is "not holding 

8:30 p.m.: Tom DeLuca, campus 
entertainer of the year, blends 
comedy and "Imaginism." The 
performance takes place in Kresge 
Auditorium, V.A.C. Admission is 
54 for the general public, and $2 
with Bowdoin I.D. 


Wolf Blitzer and Josh Brockman '92 discuss the conflict over the West Bank and Gaza strip after Blitzer's 
presentation last Sunday night. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

(his) breath waiting for a break- 

He then elaborated by admitting 
a "hardening of attitude" in the 
conflict as religion joined politics 
and economics in the struggle be- 
tween Palestinians and Israelis. 

Despite this hardened attitude, 
the Israelis are willing to negotiate 
with a separate Palestinian delega- 

tion (whereas previously Israel 
would not negotiate without the 
presenceof Egypt and Jordan) stated 
Blitzer. He then cited Israel's con- 
cession of Yamit and a largeamount 
of the Sinai Peninsula as proof of 
Israel's historic willingness to nego- 
tiate and suggested that Yasser 
Arafat, the leader of the insurgent' 
Palestinian Liberation Organiza- 

be in the Faculty Room, Massachu- Townof Brunswickin Main Lounge 

setts Hall. 

7:30 p.m.: Professor of Art History 
at the University of Pittsburgh Ann 
Sutherland Harris will speak on 
"Entering the Mainstream: Women 
Sculptors in the 20th Century," the 
second Robert Lehman Foundation 

in Moulton Union. 
7:00 pjn.: "Hunger Years — In a Rich 
Land," a 1 979 film by Jutta Bruckner, 
will be shown in Smith Auditorium, 
Sills Hall as part of the "Gender and 
German Cinema: Films by German 
Women" series. The film is free and 


3:00 panj Gallery talk, "Charles 
Thompson's Monna Wanna," by 
Larry D. Lutchmansingh, associate 
professor of art. Walker Art Build- 

4:00 pjn.: "The Law: A Jungian 
Perspective" is this week's Jung 
Seminar delivered by William F. 
Furber, attorney. The seminar wfll 

Lecture for 1989. 

12:00 p.m.: "Marine Water Quality: 
Issues and Concerns of the Area 
Bays," a lecture and slide presenta- 
tion, will be presented by John 
Sowles of the Maine Department of 
Environmental Protection, and 
Chris Heinig, of the Intertide Cor- 
poration and consultant for the 

open to the public. 
7:00 pan.: Boston University's pro- 
fessor of Mathematics Robert L. 
Devaney presents "Chaos, Fractals, 
and Dynamics: Computer Experi- 
ments in Mathematics. In Kresge 
Auditorium, V.A.C. 
730 pan.: French poet Denis Rene 
Rigal discusses the French political 
scene and the outlook for 1992. The 

tion, should "show some leader- 
ship" and accept Israel's ventures 
at negotiations. 

Concerning the recent news re- 
ports of shocking violence on the 
part of Israelis in the Palestinian 
unrest, Blitzer retorted that "news 
fundamentally is where new- 
speople are." Most Arab countries 
(Continued on page 12) 

talk will take place in Beam Class- 
room, V.A.C. The lecture, free and 
open to the public, will be in Eng- 

330 p.m.: French poet Rigal gives 
his second presentation on contem- 
porary French poetry. The lecture 
will also be in Beam Classroom, 
V.A.C, and will be in English. 
7:00 p.m.: The Italian Film Series 
continues with IlGeneralede lla Rovere 
by R.Rossellini (1960). The film, in 
Italian with English subtitles, is 
being shown in Smith Auditorium, 

730 p.m.: Eva Virsik performs pi- 
ano music by Schumann, Ravel and 
Scriabin in Walker Art Building.This 
recital is co-sponsored by the Bow- 
doin College Music Department and 
Museum of Art with support from 
the Maine Arts Commission. 

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Eating Raoul 

Saturday. September 23. 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.. Smith Auditorium 
In this 1982 film, a couple stumbles 'upon a scheme to raise enough money 
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modern times. 

Alamo Bay 

Wednesday. September 27. 3:30 p.m. Kresge Auditorium 

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Field Hockey pummels UMF 4-1 in home opener 


This past week the women's field 
hockey team lost a tight game to 
Trinity, but recovered to soundly 
outplay and defeat the University 
of Maine-Farm ington 4-1. 

Last Saturday at Trinity College, 
the Polar Bears performed very well 
but lost their first game of the sea- 
son by a score of 1 -0. The only goal 
of the match came as a result of a 
questionable call by the referee, al- 
lowing the Bantams a point blank 
penalty stroke. 

Coach Sally LaPointe said the 
team, "played very well together", 
and that the game was "evenly 
played by both sides." 

The women out shot Trinity 21- 
14, in a game dominated by defense 
on both sides. Fortunately for Trin- 
ity, their goalkeeper thwarted re- 
peated attempts by Bowdoin to get 

on the board. 

Coach LaPointe also credited 
Lynn Warner *91 with excellent play, 
as she held a strong Trinity team to 
one goal. 

Coming back from that tough loss, 
an inspired Bowdoin squad showed 
no mercy in handily defeating the 
University of Maine-Farmington 4- 
1 on Tuesday 

In very rainy weather, the Polar 
Bears played a rough and tumble 
game for the first half and sustained 
their lead in a drenched second half. 

In the first half, the Polar Bears 
dominated play decisively. Junior 
Sarah Clod felter hit the money with 
Bowdoin's first goal of the season. 
Senior Sheila Carroll scored twice 
in the first half, propelling Bowdoin 
to a 3-0 lead at the intermission. 

As the rainy weather continued, 
both teams had problems control- 
ling the ball, but Farmington man- 

aged to slip one in, dashing Bow- 
doin's hopes of a shutout. 

Junior Michelle Codbout came 
back with a goal of her own, as- 
sisted by Jessica Storey '91 , to round 
out the scoring. 

Goalkeeper Warner played a 
strong second half, repelling seven 
of eight Farmington shots. 

Coach LaPointe was pleased with 
the team's first victory, although 
adverse conditions detracted from 
the quality of the game. She also 
credited juniors Nancy Beverage 
and SarahClod felter withoutstand- 
ing performances, and praised the 
play of her younger players, espe- 
cially Jessica Cuptill and Ingrid 
Karlscn. V 

The squad hopes to improvelheir 
1-1 record next Tuesday, as both 
varsity and junior varsity teams hit 
the road on Tuesday to take on the 
Bobcats of Bates College. 

Field hockey team members on the practice field prepare for their 
Tuesday match against the Bates Bobcats in Lewiston. Photo by Pam 

Women 's soccer wins 
and ties in overtime 

Golf clinches third in Invitational 


The Bowdoin Women's Soccer 
team showed why they were praised 
for their defense. Coach John Cul- 
len's team battled to a 2-1 overtime 
victory over Trinity and a scoreless 
tie with powerful New Hampshire 
College, alsojn overtime. 

The Polar Bears traveled to Hart- 
ford for their season opener and 
came home victors in a tough over- 
time contest. After falling behind at 
4 minutes of the second half, Bow- 
doin tied the contest at the 24 min- 
ute mark. Sue Ingram '90 came off 
the left wing and drove the ball off 
a Trinity sweeper into the goal. 
Senior back Kathleen Devaney '90 
won the game at the 10 minute mark 
of the first overtime by putting in a 
corner kick directly, one of the rar- 
est goals in soccer. 

Cullen was impressed with, the 
improvements of his team during 
the game. 

"I think we felt the jitters of the 
first game in the first half. But we 
improved in the second «half and 
improved further in the overtime," 
said Cullen. 

The telling sign of this improve- 
ment was Bowdoin's nine corner 
kicks in the second half and over- 
time to Trinity's none. 

On Tuesday, the Polar Bears faced 
New Hamphire, the top Division II 
club in New England, and came 
away with a tie in a contest played 
in a steady rain. 

The Polar Bears put extensive 
pressure on the opposing net in the 
first 20 minutes but came away 
empty-handed. After that, the con- 
test became a tight defensive 
struggle with both teams having 
few opportunities. Cullen praised 
his defense for holding their ground 
against one of the season's toughest 

Cullen was impressed with the 
"incredible play of the seniors and 
the strong work of the freshmen." 
He felt that Devaney, Ingram, and 
co-captains Susanne Garibaldi '90 
and Karen Crehore '90 set the tone 
for the rest of the team. Five fresh- 
men played extensively, including 
Caroline Blair-Smith '93, who 
played goalie against NHC and 
contributed strongly in her first 
collegiate shutout. 



For the second time in as many 
years, the Bowdoin College Men's 
Golf team finished third in the sea- 
son-opening Bowdoin Invitational, 
held at the Brunswick Golf Club 
this past weekend. 

As expected, senior Steve Mitch- 
ell led the way for the Polar Bears, 
carding a 74 on each day of play. 
With his four over par 148, Mitchell 
cruised to earn Medalist Honors by 
eight strokes over his nearest com- 

The door was opened for a Bow- 

Cross country races at UNH 

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Although Saturday, Sept. 16 was 
a beautiful day in Orono, Maine, the 
course that the men's cross country 
team faced was not quite as nice. 
The Universty of Maine-Orono's 
course was 5.7 miles, somewhat 
longer than most men's races, and it 
was also treacherously muddy. 

The Polar Bears rose to the occa- 
sion, overcame the mud and muck, 
and raced exceptionally well. 

The final score of U. M. 0.,17 and 
Bowdoin, 38 is in no way indicative 
of the excellent performances pro- 
duced by the men's team. 

The Bowdoin runners were led 
by Lance Hickey '91 who finished a 
strong fourth overall with a 30:21, 
just one and a half minutes behind 
the winner, a U. M. O. runner. 

Finishing second and third re- 
spectively for the team behind 
Hickey were Bill Callahan '92 and 
John Dougherty '91 . The two harri- 
ers stayed together throughout the 
entire race and were neck and neck 
at the finish. Callahan ended up in 
seventh place with a time of 30:55 
and Dougherty in eighth with 3056. 

The surprise of the meet was 
sophomore sensation Dan Gal- 
lagher. He was close at the heels of 
Callahan and Dougherty, separated 

from them only by time. He fin- 
ished at 31 22, and impressive ninth 
place finish whichhelped the team 

Coach Slovenski was especially 
pleased by Gallagher's perform- 
ance. "There were some nice sur- 
prises for us in this race. Dan Gal- 
lagher has improved tremendously 
from last year. He really helped us 
out by finishing as our fourth man," 
said Slovenski. 

Number ten in the race and 
number five for Bowdoin, comple- 
menting a very imposing Bowdoin 
pack, was Sam Sharkey '93. His 31 :29 
put him mere seconds behind Gal- 

Andy Kinley '93 and Colin Tory 
'93 completed the team,'s top seven 
with their respective sixteenth and 
nineteenth place finishes. Scott 
Mostrom '93, Kevin Trombley '93, 
Andrew Yim "93, and Alex Bentley 
'92 also raced particularly well for 
the Polar Bears. 

The male harriers are indeed on 
their way to surprising a lot of people 
this year, as tri-captains Marty 
Malague '90 and Hickey '91 pre- 
dicted. The team hopes to repeat 
their strong performances of this 
past weekend in their upcoming 
dual meet with U. N. H. on Satur- 
day, Sept. 23. 

doin victory when the defending 
champs, the University of New 
Hampshire, pulled out of the tour- 
nament on Friday. However, Craig 
Nieman '91 and Scott Stikeleather 
'90 shot scores well over the marks 
they had set in tryouts that quali- 
fied them for the Bowdoin starting 

Nieman's twenty-seven over par 
99 and Stikeleather's 88 put the Bears 
in a hole they could not get out of on 

Alex Ruttenburg '91 shot an 82- 
84-166 over the two days to keep the 
Bears near the top of the leader boa rd 
while Brad Chin '91 posted a 91-88- 

University of Maine-Orono fin- 
ished first with a team total score of 
639. University of Maine-Farming- 
ton finished second with 670, Bow- 
doin was two strokes off their pace 
and Husson came in fourth place 
with a 673 total. 

Colby followed with 676 for a 

fifth place showing while the other 
Maine institutions, USM, Bates, and 
Thomas finished in ninth, eleventh, 
and twelfth places, respectively. 

On Tuesday, the squad travelled 
to UNH to compete in a four team 
event. There were some new faces 
inserted in the line-up by Coach 
Terry Meagher as he attempted to 
lower the total team score. 

The team managed a second place 
finish but the play of rookies Gregg 
Spiro '92, David Korofsky '93, and 
Tom Sablak '93 reflected their inex- 
perience, especially in the poor 
weather conditions that plagued all 
teams. Spiro shot a 96, Korofsky 
come in with a 99, and Sablak fin- 
ished with 95 strokes. 

Mitchell again led the way with 
an 81, followed by Stikeleather who 
rebounded with an 83, and Rutten- 
berg, who carded an 89. 

The Bears get a few days rest and 
then will host the CBB meet on 
Monday, September 25 

Steve Mitchell "90 led the golf team with a four-over-par 148 in last 
week's Bowdoin Invitational. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, September 22, 1989 

Lord Jeffs down Bears 3-1 


Last Saturday, the Amherst Lord 
Jeffs came to Bowdoin ranked 4th 
in New England to face the 8th 
ranked Polar Bears in an early sea- 
son showdown between two play- 
off teams from a year ago. The Lord 
Jeffs left with a 3-1 victory over a 
disappointed Bears team. 

In a game in which neither team 
looked sparkling, Amherst capital- 
ized on three Bowdoin mistakes for 
three goals, and generally outplayed 
the Bears for a hard-fought victory. 

"It's nice to play a team of this 
caliber early in the season because it 
shows us how hard we have to work 
to improve, " said Head Coach Tim 

He added, "I thought we came 
out ready to play, considering that 
our previous opponents weren't of 
the same caliber." 

The Bears looked sharp for the 
first 15 to 20 minutes of the game. 
Their hard work payed off when tri- 

captain Dirk Asherman '90 scored 
his first goal of the season at the 
16:14 mark of the the first half, to 
give the Bears a short-lived 1 -0 lead . 
The goal resulted from a misplay 
by the Amherst keeper who made 
a save and then rolled the ball to 
Asherman, who wasted no time in 
lofting a 25 yard shot into the empty 

"I thought Lance (Conrad '91) 
forced the situation with good 
anticipation and forced the keeper 
to make a mistake; Dirk then took 
advantage of that mistake," said 

Six minutes later, however, the 
Bears made their first mistake. 
After Bowdoin was whistled for 
oncof their 17 fouls, compared with 
Amherst's eight, the Lord Jeffs 
capitalized on the ensuing indirect 
kick, when Drew Hundley headed 
a cross past goaltendcr Bruce 
Wilson '90.The score sent the teams 
to halftime even a 1-1, but only 
because the Bears survived a scare 
late in the first half when a Lord Jeff 

striker hit the post with a shot. 

Amherst outshot the Bears 10-3 in 
the first half. * 

Momentum stayed with Amherst 
as the second half progressed and 
only several excellent saves by 
Wilson and another shot that hit the 
post kept the score even. The Lord 
Jeffs then took the lead for good with 
16 minutes left in the game. A cross 
from the left corner was headed into 
thelower right cornerby Luke Belcas- 
tro, giving the Lord Jeffs a 2-1 lead. 

Wilson had no chance on the shot 
as the goal resulted from poor mark- 
ing by the Bear's defense. 

"1 thought ourdefense played well 
individually, but they weren't as 
together as a group as they usually 
are; they were not covering for each 
other as much," said Gilbride. 

"We lacked discipline in marking 
people and they took advantage of 
that," said Gilbride. 

Amherst got some breathing room 
with 4 and a half minutes left, when 
they scored direct off a corner kick to 
give them the final margin of 3-1. It 

Bill Lange "91 attempts to bring back the bears in last Saturday's match 
against Amherst. Bowdoin lost 3-1. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

appeared that Wilson misjudged the 
ball and was unable to make the 
save off what should have been a 
routine play. It was one of the few 
mistakes Wilson made all day, as he 
consistently stopped the" Amherst 
attack with good saves and long 
goal kicks. Wilson finished on Sat- 
urday with 13 saves. 
The Bears got back on track on 

Wednesday, when they blanked 
'- Maine Maritime 14-0, improving 
their record to 2-1 . Full coverage of 
the record-setting performance will 
appear in next week's issue. 

Tomorrow the team travels to tJKo 
ECAC foeConnecticut College. The 
game tomorrow will be another 
tough test against a playoff-caliber 

Tennis falls to Division I foes [Polar Bear Spotlight 


ORIENT Asst. Sports Editor 

The news from the women's ten- 
nis team's trip to Vermont and New 
Hampshire this weekend is both 
good and bad. 

The bad news first: the team's 
number one player, Heidi Wallen- 
fels '91, was sidelined with an in- 

Coach Baker said that her injury 
is,"not day-to-day, but week-to- 
week." One of the best singles play- 
ers in New England Division III 
tennis, Wallenfels also teams with 
Erika Gustafson '90 to make up an 
extremely tough doubles pair. 

Half of the squad's roster con- 
sists of freshmen, and this week- 

jury, which put the squad at a big end they proved that they have 

disadvantage in matches at Mid 
dlebury, UVM, and UNH. 

The good news is that against 
tough competition, the freshmen 
performed very well, contributing 
to a majority of the team's wins. 

The squad lost to Middlebury on 
Saturday, six matches to three, and 
was overpowered by UVM the fol- 
lowing day, 8-1 . 

Coach Paul Baker's team headed 
out Monday to face another Divi- 
sion I foe, UNH, who handed the 
Bears a 7-2 defeat. The Middlebury 
and UNH matches were very com- 
petitive, according to Coach Baker. 
The loss of Wallenfels, who is 
nursing a pulled hamstring, is a 
tough break for the team. 

come to Brunswick with quality as 
well as quantity. Alison Vargus led 
the way with a big win at Middle- 
bury, and narrowly missed at UNH . 
Classmate Julie Vasinus, in the 
number five spot, played well in 
winning one of her matches. , 

Marti Champion, also in theclass 
of '93, paired up with Nicole Gas- 
tonguay '92 to win two matches in 
the number three doubles spot. 
Gastonguay triumphed once in 
singles as well. 

The schedule is not kind as they 
face a very strong MIT squad Fri- 
day . Coach Baker is optimistic 
about what lies ahead and he is 
pleased that "the team spirit 


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Mitchell excels as two-sport athlete 


Steve Mitchell '90 of Toledo, 
Ohio is arguably one of the most 
consistent two-sport athletes at 
Bowdoin College, yet many people 
would not even recognize him, 
and even fewer have seen him 

The problem is that Mitchell 
plays for the Golf and Tennis 
teams, two of the least publicized 
and viewed sports by students, 
alumni and townsfolk alike. Also 
working against Mitchell is that 
New England is not exactly known 
as a tennis and golf hotbed. 

Mitchell's play for both teams 
has been remarkably consistent 
through his three years here. As a 
freshman, Mitchell emerged on 
the golf scene, playing his way 
into the number one position; a 
positions he still holds as a senior. 

His play that year did not only 
impress within the Bowdoin golf- 
ing community, but his impact was 
felt in the New England golfing 
circles. His second place finish at 
the Bowdoin Invitational opened 
some eyes but it was his 1 2th place 
finish overall at the New England 
Championships (3rd place for Div. 
Ill) that substantiated his abilities 
as a tournament tough golfer. 

The same year, the tennis team 
was also to be the beneficiary of 
his playing abilities. Mitchell 
quickly played himself into the 
top six singles spots, taking over 
the number three position on the 
team and bolstering the 2nd 
double combination. Like the rest 
of the team Mitchell struggled to 
sub 500 record, as the Bears limped 
to a last place finish at the NES- 
CAC Championships. 

Mitchell's abilities as a fresh- 
man were indeed a surprise for 
golf Coach Terry Meagher and 
Tennis Coaches Howard Van- 
dersea and Ed Reid. However, 
Mitchell came from a high school 
deep in tradition in both sports, St. 

John's of Toledo. 

"St. John's has very competitive 
golf and tennis programs. I didn't 
play on the varsity golf team until I 
was a junior because the team was 
so good," recalled Mitchell. 

Mitchell played number one at 
St. John's his senior year, leading 
them to a second place finish at the 
Ohio State Championships. 

The tennis team there was just as 

Mitchell remarked, "My high 
school was really known for its 
tennis team." 

There was so much depth that he 
never even got to play singles in his 
four year varsity career. 

"We weren't allowed to play both 
(doubles and singles) so I played 
doubles for four years," he added. 

His doubles play his junior year 
helped bring St. John's to the team 
state title, the first state champion- 
ship of any kind for the all boys 
Catholic school. 

While team titles may be a thing 
of the past for Mitchell, his individ- 
ual play for the College conti nues to 
lead his teams to victories. 

Sophomore year, he won the 
Bowdoin Invitational and finished 
a respectable 17th at the New Eng- 

land Championships (the season 
ending New Englands include 
Div. I, II and III players). 

In tennis, Steve moved up to 
the number one singles spot, 
reached the semi-finals of the 
NESCAC Consolation Tourna- 
ment, which pulled the Bears out 
of the NESCAC cellar. The team 
finished 9th that year. 

Junior year Mitchell again fin- 
ished runner-up in the Bowdoin 
Invitational, but did not compete 
in the New England Champion- 
ships because of class conflicts. In 
the spring, Mitchell fell to the 
number two singles spot but im- 
proved his personal match rec- 
ord to 9-7 that year, earning the 
most victories of anyone on the 

Senior year for Steve Mitchell 
seems to be running true to form. 
Last weekend he snagged his 
second Bowdoin Invitational title 
in three years, winning by a large 
8-stroke margin. Coach Meagher 
deems Steve as "one of the best 
players in New England." 

While Mitchell's feats on the 
courts and courses of New Eng- 
land have been impressive, it is 
(Continued on page 11) 

Steve Mitchell "90. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

Friday, September 22, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Pace 11 

Hunt sparks harriers 


Propelled by freshman Eileen 
Hunt's second place finish, the 
Bowdoin women's cross-country 
team gave a few Division I oppo- 
nents quite a scare last Saturday at 
University of Maine-Orono. 

The team, which ended with 60 
points, came in third against Brown, 
(26 points), and UMaine (46 points). 

In her first race as a Polar Bear, 
Eileen Hunt showed that she has 
the potential to be one of the best in 
New England. Running amidst a 

group of Brown runners for the first 
few miles, she pulled away from the 
competition in the last mile to finish 
in 19:02 on the muddy 3.1 mile 
course. • 

Right on the heels of the formi- 
dable Brown pack, who had five 
runners in the top eight, was Mar- 
garet Heron '90, last year's number 
four runner. Her strength was evi- 
dent as she closed in on the Brown 
runners over the last 3/4 mile to 
finish 9th in 19:47. 

Teamwork was highly evident in 
the team's strategy, as Gretchen 

Bears battle Panthers 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

The football team looked good 
in a scrimmage against Williams 
at Andover last Saturday. 

Despite a 21-7 loss, the squad 
had strong individual perform- 
ances and played fairly well as a 

It was an even game, the 
Ephmen scored only one touch- 
down in the first half, with no 
time left on the clock. 

The big play of the game was 
sophomore defensive back Mike 

Webber's 80 yard kickoff return. 

This gave Bowdoin excellent 
field position, and they were able 
to capitalize. Freshman running 
back Eric LaPlaca scored his first 
TD as a Polar Bear, putting Bow- 
doin on the scoreboard. 

Coach Howard Vandersea was 
pleased with team's performance, 
and commended the defense. 

Senior Mike Kirch wasthequar-. 
terback'for the Bears last week\ 
and will continue to start tomor- 
row against Middlebury, the sea- | 
son opener. 

Herald '90 and Kara Piersol '93 fin- 
ished within 6 seconds as the num- 
berthreeand four positions, respec- 
tively. Not far behind them a trio of 
PolarBearsbanketed theline within 
13 seconds, as captain Jessica Gay- 
lord '89, Hanly Denning '92 and 
Ashley Wernner '93 filled out the 
top seven. 

"It's really good to have your 
teammates right there pulling you 
along," said Gay lord. 

Coach Peter Slovenski was happy 
with the team's performance. 

"We competed very well against 
two of the women's teams in New 
England. I was particularly im- 
pressed with the performances of 
our seniors. Gretchen Herald and 
Jessica Gaylord are running very 
well." he said. 

Slovenski is looking forward to 
next week's meet as his New Eng- 
land Division III third-ranked team 
takes on the University of New 
Hampshire in Durham this Satur- 
day at noon. 



Volleyball — Polar Bear Invitational 9:00 a.m. 
(Morrell Gymnasium) 
Women's Soccer vs. Babson 1 :00 p.m. 
(Pickard Field) 

Men's Soccer vs. Southern Maine 3:30 p.m. 
(Pickard Field) 
Women's Tennis vs. Maine 3:30 p.m. 

Women's Soccer vs. Southern Maine 3:30 p.m. 
(Pickard Field) 

Field Hockey vs. Wheaton 3:30 p.m. 

(Pickard Field) 

Women's Soccer vs. Wheaton 3:30 p.m. 

(Pickard Field) 

Women's Tennis vs. Wheaton 3:30 p.m. 


Volleyball places fifth in tourney 


(Continued from page 10) 

his personality and his abilities as a 
leader that Meagher and Vandersea 
are quick to point out. Coach 
Meagher speaks highly of Mitchell. 
"Steve is one of the nicest guys 
I've been involved with. He is very 
encouraging and important to his 
teammates. He possesses leader- 
ship, personality, he is very moti- 
vated and he cares for the College," 

said Meagher. 

Vandersea also spoke of Mitch- 
ell's loyalty. 

"Steve is a very loyal person. He 
played number one his sophomore 
year for the welfare of the team," 
remarked Vandersea. 

Whether it is on the golf course, 
on the tennis court, or in the locker 
room, Steve Mitchell has been con- 
sistently a leader by example. 

ORIENT Contributor 

The women's volleyball team 
journeyed to Connecticut College 
last Saturday to participate in the 
New England SmallCollege Ath- 
letic Conference (NESCAC) Tour- 
nament. The Polar Bears faced three 
difficult opponents, finishing with 
a 1-2 record, and fifth overall. 

It took Tufts three games to beat 
the Bears in a hard-fought struggle. 
Tufts won the first game 16-14, then 
lost to Bowdoin 1 2-1 5 in the second . 
In the third and deciding game, 

Bowdoin only scored 8 times on the 
way to a 8-15 loss. 

In the second match of the game, 
the Bears faced an even tougher 
opponent in Hamilton. Despite a 
strong effort, the women lost in two 
games, 11-15 and 7-15. 

However, the Polar Bears man- 
aged to turn things around in the 
third match against their host, Conn. 
College. Led by the strong spikes of 
Ellen Williamson '92, the Bears 
romped to a two game victory, 1 5-3, 

Co-captains Karen Andrew '90 
and Abby Jealous '91 both played 

well, providing the leadership nec- 
essaryto win theirthird match. Also 
key to the third match victory was 
the excellent play of Melissa 
Schulenberg '93 and Jen Levine '91, 
who played a very accurate game. 

Andrew felt the reason that 
Bowdoin did not fare better in the 
early matches was a lack of quality 
serves. They will be working to 
improve their serves practice in 
preparation for this Saturday's Po- 
lar Bear Invitational in Morrell 
Gymnasium. j 

Matches including the Bears will 
be at 9:00, 10:00, 1:00, and 3:00. 

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Friday, September 22, 1989 


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areas of unrest, so the world does 
not see or hear of the Iranian prac- 
tice of walking young boys in front 
of the tanks to trigger landmines (so 
expensive tanks would not be de- 
stroyed), he continued. 

Blitzer then proceeded to qualify 
the popular view of Israeli aggres- 
sion by stating that "despite the 
image of Israel as being tough, arro- 
gant, cocky...fundamentally we're 

dealing with people in Israel who 
are scared." Surrounded by a re- 
gion of Arab hatred and violence, 
Israel must always be prepared to 
defend its borders, said Blitzer. 

Blitzer implored the audience to 
"imagine" if Israel had been estab- 
lished in 1938 instead of 1948 and 
thus had been in existence prior to 
the Holocaust. Said Blitzer, 
"Imagine...what that potentially 
could've meant to 6 million Jews 
(those killed in the Holocaust)." 

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flawed. ..but I don't think we should 
lose sight of what Israel is all about." 

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(Continued from page 1) 

hoe. On May 4 Chinese students 
commemorated the liberation day 
of 1911 . Bierhaus added that "this is 
traditionally a big student protest 

Hunger strikes began on May 15 
and Kehoe said .citizens of Beijing 
"threw their support behind the 
students. The workers started to join 
the demonstrations as well." Bier- 
haus estimated that "there were two 
million people in the square." He 
said the group moved from the 
square where they had beenflaying 
wreaths, to Zhong Nan Hai '*where 
the high ranking officials lived." 
Thfs was where they chanted their 

Goldsmith explained the pro- 
testors wanted an end to thecorrup- 
tion they believe is so prevalent in 
their country. Kehoe learned from 
his Chinese friends that this "had 
always been a popular rallying 

The demonstrators called for the 
freedom to congregate without the 
current provision that they acquire 
a license prior to meeting. They also 
asked for freedom of speech. Kehoe 
explained this is guaranteed under 
the Chinese constitution, but a 
clause prohibits the speakers from 
"undermining socialist policies in 
any way." 

According to Goldsmith, the stu- 
dents were certainly calling for 
democracy, "but they didn't want a 
capitalist economy like so many 
Americans thought." 

After several days of beseeching 
government officials, the protest- 
ing mass, comprised of students, 
workers, and other citizens, did not 
see any act ion toward meeting their 
demands. Bierhaus said they began 
to peter out of the square. Contrary 
to the impression citizens in the U.S. 
received, he said, "there was no 
rioting at this point. It was a peace- 
ful demonstration." 

McCabe expressed his belief that 
the fear of 'losing face," which 
pervades Chinese culture, moti- 
vated the government to act. "In 
China, when confronted with a situ- 
ation, people either give up or as- 
sert their authority," he said. The 
Chinese government decided to 
assert its power. 

Before dawn on June 4, troops 
attempted to enter the square to 

No expansion 

(Continued from page 1) 

60-40 ratio for the class of 1993, al- 
though a surprise and concern for 
the administration, is a common 
problem at many colleges and uni- 
versities, according to Hochstettler. 

In its analysis, the Council also 
attempted to counteract demo- 
graphic trends. The number of high 
school graduates nationwide is 
declining, especially in Massachu- 
setts, Connecticut, Maine, New 
York, and Pennsylvania, where 
Bowdoin typically draws many of 
its students. Admissions will there- 
fore not be as competitive as in the 
past few years, but relative to other 
colleges like Williams or Colby, 
Bowdoin's standards need not 
change, Hochstettler predicted. To 
attract the same number of students, 
however, will require a diversifica- 
tion of the student body, ethnically 
and geographically. 

Hochstettler has presented the 
council's recommendation not to 
expand the size of the student body 
to President Greason, who will 

break up the congregation. Bow- 
doin students said they all sensed 
the cohesiveness of the protestors. 
Bierhaus said, "the people had a 
cause to rally to. There seemed to be 
a sense of unity." 

Kehoe said, "residents of Beijing 
stood around the city so troops 
didn't enter." Bierhaus added he 
heard automatic fire from the west 
6n the morning the troops pene- 
trated the human blockades. He 
related that the troops had ap- 
proached the citizen wall many 
times in the previous days, "but this 
time they shot at the citizens." As a 
result the protestors began to fight 

It was this scene, of soldiers and 
citizens intermixed in the square, in 
the streets of the city, guns pointing 
at the civilians, bottles thrown at the 
soldiers, that flashed across millions 
of t.v. screens in U.S. homes. Bier- 
haus said, "there was shock and 
disbelief. The citizens could not 
believe the PL A was shooting at lao 
bai xing', the common person." The 
people were all scared, some were 
hurt, all were angry. 

Within a few days, the troops 
pulled back, asdid the citizens. Were 
est degree? Kehoe explained, "for 
three days the Chinese press was 
the freest it's ever been. But that 
was only three days." The theme of 
the movement was drowned out by 
the citizens' protestation over the 
government's reaction. Bierhaus 
claimed, "the Intelligensia of China 
arc very oppressed as the whole of 
China is, and they were protesting 
against that." 

The movement may not have 
succeeded in raising the level of 
respect the Chinese government 
holds for the intellectual commu- 
nity. Teachers' low salaries and 
students' and teachers' dismal liv- 
ing conditions may not see improve- 
ment in the near future either. 

However, Kehoe expressed his 
belief that this movement has "laid 
a groundwork for a new move- 
ment." He added, "this is just an- 
other step which won't be noticed 
until the next movement, which will 
go a step further." He said the Chi- 
nese people, especially the students, 
"have learned a lot about how to 
protest effectively." 

present it to the Governing Boards 
in October. However, even then a 
formal resolution may not be 

Officers resign — 

(Continued from page 1) 

She added that the officers were 
sorry that it had happened and that 
"there was in no way any malice." 
LaPine said the student was "justi- 
fiably angry" and correct in "de- 
manding compensation." 

The senior class will now attempt 
to fill the vacant positions. A class 
meeting will be held on September 
28, to discuss what should be done. 

LaPine said the whole situation is 
"devastating, but you have to keep 
going. There is the rest of the senior 
year to think about." 

Research works. 


American Heart 

Friday, September 22, 1989 

1*he Bowdoin Orient 

Pace 13 


The real collusion story... 


Fire at Will 

by Adam Najberg 

Gravel J. Malarkey, Private Eye 
extrordinaire, plopped his feet onto 
his rolltop tesk and silently con- 
gratulated himself. He had every 
right to be proud. Malarkey was on 
special assignment to the United 
States Justice Department and had 
just completed an investigation of 
collusion and price-fixing among 
twenty-three Northeastern private 
colleges and universities. He had 
spent myriad hours prowling the 
air ducts of Bowdoin College, and 
now he was done. 

There was an added bonus, too. 
He fondled a microcassette and a 
transcript file lovingly. Here was 
more than enough evidence to con- 
vict the ringleader of the group, his 
archenemy, Wally "Skids" Moul- 
ton, alias Walter. He was as guilty 
as Pete Rose and as crooked as a 
dog's hind leg. He popped the 
microcassette into his recorder, 
opened the report and began to read 
and listen with gusto. 

(Scene: Bowdoin Student Aid Of- 
fice. 1 a.m. The room reeks of stale 
beer and pretzels. A haze of cigar 
smoke hangs like a shroud over 
twenty-three Student Aid Directors. 
The men and women are playing 

"Okay," grunted the d irector from 
Dartmouth. Til call. You in or out, 

Walter Moulton chomped on the 
slobbered end of his stogie. He was 
thinking. "Well, let's see. I'll see 
your two Beta, jock-type hockey 
players and raise you a computer 
geek. Now, how's about that?" 

Til see your computer geek and 
raise you two ultra-feminists," re- 
sponded the Wellesley director. 

Moulton won the hand. The men 
and women relaxed for a minute. 
The directors from Brown and Yale 
amused themselves by having a 
belching contest. Moulton cleared 
his throat. 

"Hey, guys," he said. "What do 
you think about that collusion in- 
vestigation by the Justice Depart- 












ment? Where the heck did it come 


The Wesleyan director re- 
sponded. "It's a crock. Dick Thorn- 
burgh's kid. Princess, got pitched a 
shutout in the East. She was for 23 
with us. It's just sour grapes. So, he 
gets pissed off and accuses us of 
price gouging. Stupid, huh?" 

"Yeah," responded Moulton. 
"Imagine us, price-fixing. That's the 
most — " He was interrupted by the 
buzzing of his desk phone. He 
picked it up and spoke in a voice 
like buttered velvet. 

"Hello, Wally's Ticket, Gourmet 
Food and Lingerie Emporium. If 
you can sing it, eat it or wear it, 
we've got it. How may I help you? 
Oh, it's you, Roy. I thought I told 
you not to call me on this number. 
Look, I'm really busy now. We're 
having our annual directors' meet- 
ing." He could hardly hear Greason 
over mammoth burps from the 

He yelled at the Brown and Yale 
directors. "Hey, androgynous group 
of sentient beings, keep it down. I 
can't hear the man. No, not you 
Roy. Yeah, I am trying to eliminate 
that generic use of 'man, he and his.' 
Oh, then if you're not a man, what 
should I call you? Well, what do 
you want? DEAD tickets? You? 
Okay, I gotta couple primo seats left 
for fifty bucks a pop. What? You 
want 'em for that price, go to Ticket- 
ron. I'm trying to make a living 
here. Hey, same to you, pal." He 
slammed down the phone. It rang 

"This is it, Roy. I've had enough. 
Oh, who?" Moulton turned to his 
fellow directors. "Hey, any of you 
guys know a Wendell Farthington 
HI?" They shrugged their shoulders. 

"Oh, you're a high school senior 
and you want to come to Bowdoin. 
You've gotten into Bowdoin. Con- 
gratulations! Bye, now," he started 
to hang the phone up. "What? Your 
financial aid package isn't high 
enough. Your dad lost all his money 
in the stock market. How can Bow- 
doin help you? Are you African- 
American? Hispanic? Oriental? 
Come on, I'm trying to make it easy, 
here. Are you a Native American? 

A woman? No, I'm sorry. You're 
out of luck. You'll have to look else- 
where for college? Brown, Harvard, 
Williams? Well, you do what you 
have to do, but I have a feeling you 
won't do much better. How do I 
know? Twenty-two little birds told 
me," he chuckled. He hung up the 
phone and looked at the other di- 
rectors knowingly. 

"Come on guys, let's play," 
bleated Moulton. "Uh oh! Can 
someone loan me an overachiever 
or a couple of minority students? 
I'm kind of short right now." 

They played the hand. Moulton 
lost and lost badly. He was desper- 
ate. "Please, would somebody take 
my IOU for fifty or sixty students? 
What about lumber? I've got ninety 
pines right across campus." 

The directors shook their heads. 
One answered. "I don't know, 
Wally. That's some kind of dough. 
How do we know you're not going 
to skip out on us? Besides, where 
are you going to raise that much 

Moulton's eyes gleamed wick- 
edly. He smiled and spoke. 'That's 
easy! I've got it all figured out. At 
twelve percent I can cover it. I'll just 
tell the Governing Boards we need 
to raise tuition." 

On a final note to last week's 
column, I extend an apology to 
Assistant Professor of Philosophy 
Dorothy Coleman for a vicious ad 
hominem attack. While I stand 
firmly behind my argument that 
generic diction is not a vehicle for 
sexism, I was out of line in question- 
ing her professionality. As much as 
I disagree with the brevity of the 
work and the paucity of reasonable 
alternatives to what she considers 
sexist language, her professional 
reputation is beyond reproach. 
Language has evolved so that words 
like "fantastic" have little to do with 
their roots (Greek: Phantastikos - 
able to present to the mind), and 
English has come far enough along 
so that "man" and "mankind" in- 
clude woman and womankind with- 
out any pernicious intentions, but 
not enough to cover up a rude ver- 
bal barrage, such as mine. 

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In South Africa, where everyday 
the sun rises and sets over un- 
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where the police pour buckshot 
into the skulls of four-year olds. 
Archbishop Desmond Tutu re- 
cently had this to say about the 
squashing of an anti-apartheid 
demonstration: "They say that 
apartheid is dead, but really it's 
one of the most extraordinary 
corpses I've ever seen. They had 
dogs, they had tear gas, they had 
quirts. To do what? To stop black 
people walkingon God'sbeaches." 
His remark was reported in The 
Nation, (September 18, 1989) which 
went on to describe the latest esca- 
pades of a loutish government that 
has.imprisoned over 30,000 people 
without trial since 1985. 

Meanwhile, the Fourth Estate in 
this country, a herd of talking heads 
and scribblers who begin to look 
and sound increasingly like noth- 
ing but a vast mouthpiece for the 
status quo, was busy examining 
our most pressing problem: drugs. 
Having stared on in speechless 
horror as our former Enemy and 
alter-ego. Communism, removed 
the devil's horns from its own head, 
the moguls of the med ia have since 
acted with stunning alacrity to 
provide us with a new bogeyman. 
The Enemy now speaks either 
Spanish or thedialectsof the ghetto 
instead of Russian, and rather than 
taking our property he wants only 
to sell us a high, but the basic mes- 
sage is the same: the Enemy is 
around every corner and under 
every bed, he is evil, and he wants 
yourchildren.Thecure? Resurrect 
the moral fiber of the nation, excise 
the culprit "with extreme preju- 
dice," and send the children of the 
ghetto cheerily off to work at 

Racism, of course, is dead in this 
great nation of ours. Pat Buchanan, 
a former paramour in the Reagan 
publicity harem now to be found 
officiating over the airwaves eve- 
rywhere, was recently heard to say, 
"Not bad, for one hundred years 
after the Civil War!" Arithmetic 

aside, his point was well taken: 
surely a century is not too long to 
wait for Bernard Shaw to become, 
chief anchor of CNN News. But 
while Shaw, Rather, Jennings, and 
Koppel make us all feel so good by 
deploring barbarity in Bcnsonhurst 
and Virginia Beach and by sancti- 
moniously interviewing the vic- 
tims of a sudden war against our 
own cities, something far deeper is 
going on in America. The descen- 
dants of those who were locked 
out of Camclot are coming of age 
in a fortress crumbling at its foun- 
dations, and they are still without 
the rights of human beings. 

The poor are still destitute, and 
now the gears of the mighty nation 
which failed in its promise of lib- 
erty and justice for all appear to be 
grinding to a halt as the machine is 
fouled in its own wastes. The eco- 
nomic miracle of the fairy-tale 
Presidents, Messrs. Teflon and 
Smooth, has done nothing to erase 
thedistinctionsbetween those who 
have too much of what is worth- 
less and those who have not 
enough of what is fundamentally 
necessary. Indeed that chasm has 
grown wider and deeper. Across it 
the guardians of the status quo are 
firing word s and bullets at the only 
enemy they can (or will) see, while 
the institutional roots of drug abuse 
and violence in America go largely 
unremarked . Is it cynicism or blind- 
ness that so jaundices the eye of the 

Perhaps Mr. Buchanan el al 
would do better to tally up our 
progress from a slightly more re- 
cent date. In 1896 Justice Harlan of 
the Supreme Court wrote a pro- 
found dissenting opinion in Pkssy 
v Ferguson, the decision which 
sanctioned legally imposed segre- 
gation by means of the preposter- 
ous "separate but equal" doctrine. 
"Our Constitution is color-blind," 
he warned, "and neither knows 
nor tolerates classes among citi- 

The world watches entranced 
while Mr. Smooth, who got where 
he is on the shoulders of Willie 
Horton, practices his golf swing 
down the road. Meanwhile, the 
promise of the Constitution with- 
ers unborn. Not very good, for 
several thousand years of human 

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Making it work again 

It seems that every semester we write 
on the subject of the Executive Board. 
In itself this is not, surprising: the 
student government of any college should 
be one of the most important sources of 
news and debate on campus. 

But at Bowdoin, wc have fallen into a 
disheartening pattern. We spend our 
editorial space discussing the Board it- 
self, and its inability to get anything done. 
Wc don't even get to the point of discuss- 
ing its policy decisions. 

This week, like so many other weeks in 
the recent past, the Executive Board is the 
laughing stock of the campus. Only nine 
people showed up to run for fifteen posi- 
tions. We don't blame the nine who did; 
on the contrary, we applaud their will- 
ingness to get involved in something that 
they were probably told to avoid like the 

You know the whole spiel: the campus 
is apathetic, no one cares about any thing, 
no one wants to get involved, the Exec 
Board is a joke anyway, blah, blah, blah. 
We think that focus is wrong. Rather 
than criticizing the Execs, and writing 
the whole thing off as a useless and inef- 
fective adventure which serves only to 
pad one's resume, we should seek to 
understand the reasons for the lack of 
interest students are showing in the 
Board. And we should seek to correct 
those reasons. 

The principal problem is the campus 
perception of the Exec Board. It must 
change. And it will only change with 
time, when a group of enthusiastic stu- 
dents make the effort necessary to return 
the Board to the position of respect and 
power it once held. Students simply be- 
lieve the Board has no real power, and 
can't effect any changes in anyone's life. 
Wait, you, the doubting reader, say. 
Isn't this rather circular logic? No one 
wants to be on the Board because it is a 
joke, but the Board needs people to take 
it seriously so that everyone will stop 
thinking that way. That doesn't make 

Well, we concede that this may be an 
endless cycle. But in sports, coaches of- 
ten talk of rebuilding years. It may take 
four or five years for a team that starts 
with a crop of enthusiastic, young play- 
ers to become competitive. But you have 
to start somewhere. We hope it won't 
take the Exec Board fouror five years to 
rebuild itself into a position of respect 
again. But if it does, the end result will 
have been worth the wait. 

The fact that only three upperclassmen 
ran for the Board demonstrates clearly 
the depths to which campus opinion of 
student government has sunk. But they 
and the first-year students who have 
joined represent the beginning of the road 
back to respect. 

We hope that there are six other stu- 
dents as willing and enthusiastic to make 
changes in Bowdoin's perception of stu- 
dent government. It will probably be a 
thankless and frustrating task — one for 
which the rewards may not be seen for 
some time. But it is a task that must be 
met head-on. I 

The Board will have to set modest goals 
for itself first: generating a response to 
the upcoming elections isits most impor- 
tant at the moment. People need to know 
what is going on: when are the elections? 
How will they work? Perhaps the cur- 
rent Board should come up with a list of 
items it would like to address in the 
upcoming semester and year: people will 
be more interested in running if they 
knewsomeof the issues they would have 
input on. The Board should also explain 
clearly how it works, and how it can 
make changes. There are plenty of stu- 
dents, not just new ones, that haven't the 
foggiest idea how the Board operates. 

Finally, we think the student body 
needs to take it easy on the Exec Board fo 
a while. Hopefully, there will be several 
choices for the six remaining seats in the 
upcoming elections. Exercise your right 
to vote, and then give them a chance to 
prove themselves. 

Letters to the Editor 

History options limited 

To the Editor: 

There has been a debate by ed ucators in the 
United States over the past several years 
concerning the values of attaining a "core" 
education. Following the release of the much 
publicized Closing of the American Mind by 
University of Chicago professor Allan Bloom, 
the debate over the emphasis that colleges 
and universities place on trad itional academ- 
ics was given added public attention. 

Bowdoin, a liberal arts college with limited 
monetary resources and a small teaching staff 
has, for the most part, taken the appropriate 
middle ground. The administration has ade- 
quately mixed the selection of customary 
course selections in classic English literature, 
American government, and political theory, 
while at the same time devoting increased 
resources to newer, and important fields of 
study such as Afro-American studies, 
Women's studies and Latin American his- 

It is important that Bowdoin continue to 
walk this line that includes both traditional 
and more contemporary fields of study. The 
History department failed to keep this bal- 
ance in mind when planning this year's cur- 
riculum. A History major with a concentra- 
tion in American history has two choices for 

Execs need more members 

300 level courses in the 1 989-90 school year — 
"Research in Twentieth-Century Afro-Ameri- 
can History" or "A History of Women's Voices 
in America." . 

Undoubtably, each class covers topics 
important in the study of American history, 
and are taught by well-respected professors. 
However, both Women's Studies and Afro- 
American Studies have separate requirements 
for a major in their respective fields. The net 
result is the student that suffers is the Ameri- 
can history major who wishes to take their 
senior seminar in a topic that encompasses a 
traditional scope of American history. 

The solution is actually very simple. After 
American history Professor William White- 
side retired last year no replacement has been 
forthcoming. The department was left with 
two American history professors, each with a 
special interest in the two courses being taught 
this year. While there certainly are benefits to 
building new facilities on campus that will 
increase the quality of study at Bowdoin, it is 
equally important to continue to hike more 
teachers in the same pursuit of constantly 
upgrading, improving and expanding the 
academic community. 

Zach Messitte '90 

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To the Editor: 

I am writing this letter in response to the 
article in last week's Orient entitled "Small 
turnout for Exec Board." 

I believe that the general student body does 
not understand the importance of the Execu- 
tive Committee, and the importance of filling 
the fifteen seats with motivated and dedi- 
cated students. The Executive Committee is 
the governing board for the student commu- 
nity. As a result, they are involved in nearly 
every aspect of student life. It is the Executive 
Committee that appoints student representa- 
tives to all the different committees on cam- 
pus, thus assuring the student body proper 
representation on school issues. The issues 
discussed and the policies deriving from these 
committees are not insignificant. For example, 
the construction of a 27 million dollar science 
center, the construction of a new student 
center, the search for a new college president, 
the restructuring of class scheduling, the 
general goals of the college, and many other 
issues that affect the daily lives of the student 

In addition to appointing student repre- 
sentatives to various committees, the Execu- 
tive Board also sets policies of the student 
body. An example of the Exec Board's power 
is that it controls the ultimate allocation of 
funds to the various student groups on cam- 
pus. That is, we have the power to either 
approve or deny the recommendations of the 
Student Activities Fee Committee, which 
means the Exec board can indirectly control 
the destiny of student groups. This is not a 
minor power, as the SAFC allocates nearly 

$200,000 each year. 

One does not have to go far to hear student s 
complaining about events that are happening 
on campus. For example, they cut down the 
trees, they make all that noise building the 
science center, they made that new system at 
the M.U. Dining hall, they don't tell us any- 
thing,andtheydidn'tgiveus what we wanted. 
Unfortunately, we do not have to look very 
hard to find out who they are, in fact looking 
in a mirror would be a good place to start. The 
means exist for student opinion to be heard, 
the means exist for student representatives to 
report back to the student body, and the means 
exist for the student body to express its opin- 
ion both in the "board room" and in the 

We now face a critical point at Bowdoin. 
When only nine students run for fifteen scats 
on the Executive board, and thirteen commit- 
tee scats are vacant, the potential for error 
increases. For example, in the first meeting of 
the Executive Board, which currently consists 
of one senior, two sophomores, and six first 
year students, we approved SAFC's $187,000 
budget. Because of the Board's lack of experi- 
ence, the 8-1 vote approving the budget was 
based solely on trust. I can only hope that I do 
not hear from other students, "Can you be- 
lieve THEY cut our budget, now we can't...." 

Of course/the way to avoid events like this 
from happening is to get involved. Run for 
the Executive Board, sign-up to be on a com- 
mittee, and stay tuned in to what is happen- 
ing on campus. Otherwise, we will all be out 
in the cold. 

Daniel Brakewood '90 

l'Kuu\,SiniMi»»»22, 1989 


p.m.i. 13 

Letters to the Editor - Najberg column draws response 

Column off the mark 

To the Editor: 

Adam Najberg's column in last 
week's Orient criticizing tho use of 
non-sexist language was way off 
tho mark. Unfortunately, however, 
many people share Najberg's skop- 
luMii for the use of gender-neutral 

Words are undeniably powerful. 
They are the means by which we 
communicate with one another. Our 
understanding of each other's 
thoughts necessarily depends on the 
words we choose to express them. 

Yet.asany poet would attest, their 
strength lies in their subtlety. Wedo 
not al ways thinkdirectlyabout their 
message. Their effect must some- 
times be subconscious.That human- 
kind refers itself as "man" without 
a second thought attests to the de- 
gree to which it accepts the word's 
underlying assumption. 

In using sexist language, we al- 
low ourselves to continue in igno- 
rance toward our assumptions and 
their effect on our treatment of 
women (this is as true for women as 
for men). But if we make the effort 
to change, a startling thing will hap- 
pen. We will think about our as- 
sumptions and realize how foolish 
they are. The power of words can be 
directed toward understanding 

instead of ignorance. 

If you don't believe me, just try it. 
Each time you catch youself saying 
"man" instead of "humankind," you 
will wonder about the terms, and 
how they came about. When you 
catch yourself calling a grown 
woman a girl, you will feel pretty 
stupid. Out at least you will know 
you were stupid. If youarea woman 
and refer to yourself as a girl, you 
will wonder why you are not giving 
yourself enough respect. 

Najberg's treatment of the issue 
is uninformed at best. He grossly 
misrepresentsand ridiculesthe non- 
sexist language rationale, and by 
consequence, feminism. 

To cite the most offensive ex- 
amples - first, he wrongly assumes 
that feminists want to change litera- 
ture and quotations, and he gives a 
number of outrageous examples. 
Literature and quotations are obvi- 
ously valuble in their own right. If 
anything, feminists wish to preserve 
them for their historical record of 
sexism. Change focuses on the fu- 

Second, he suggests that women 
use feminist sexist pronouns (such 
as she, hers, etc.) in their writing. 
Again he is wrong, but this time he 
manages to misrepresent the entire 

Dean Jervis responds 

To the Editor: 

For the record, the "Guidelines 
for Non-Sexist Language" lam- 
pooned by Adam Najberg in his 
September 15th column was writ- 
ten by Ms. Coleman at my request 
and was distributed to faculty and 
students by my office. Last spring a 
group of students, male and female, 
came to ask that the college do 
something to raise community 
awareness of sexist language. In 
discussing possible strategies that 
might be both effective and practi- 
cal, we arrived at this one. The 
problem was to find a succinct state- 

Liberating the lang 

To the Editor: 

We male members of th£ Bow- 
doin community owe Adam 
Najberg a debt of gratitude for his 
courageous expose of Professor 
Coleman's subversion of the Eng- 
lish language. It is heartening to see 
that Man and Mankind have such 
champions among the student body. 
My only criticism of Mr. Najberg's 
crusading article is that it doesn't go 
far enough. It's time that we put the 
term "Man" back into those prov- 
erbs and adages where "Woman" 
has for too long prevailed. From 
now on, let it be said that "a Man's 
place is in the home,", "Man is the 
weaker sex," and "frailty, thy name 
is Man." Let menial and demeaning 

ment that could be reproduced on 
one page; Ms. Coleman generously 
agreed to provide one before she 
went on leave. 

To attack Ms. Coleman's research 
record on the basis of this statement 
is ignorant and unjust. To say that 
language that is generic is therefore 
harmless is astonishing. To suggest 
that if no harm is intended then no 
harm is done is naive. For a writer to 
deny that language has power is 
sharply ironic. 


Jane L. Jervis 

Dean of the College 

Author needs workshop 

purpose behind feminism. It seeks 
equality, not female superiority. 

One who is so uninformed should 
reserve judgement. She or he (why 
does that sound funny?) should get 
tho facts before claiming, even 
implicitly, to have insight. This is a 
serious problem at Bowdoin (as wel 
as other places). Many arc willing to 
offer opinionsof feminism, but rela- 
tively few arc willing to treat it fairly 
- learn its true arguments, even take 
a class in it. 

So the stereotype of feminists as 
ugly, anti-male, easily offended, 
overly emotional girlsabounds. And 
arguments like Najberg's takeon an 
attractive quality in their feminist- 
bashing. This is a sorry state of af- 
fairs for Bowdoin students, the 
"future leaders of America." But it 
is even sorrier for the damage it 
does to feminism and its injustice to 


Dana M. Stanley '91 

Student "appalled" 

To the Editor: 

I am disappointed and appalled 
by Adam Najberg's response to 
Dorothy Coleman's "Guidelines For 
Non-Sexist Language." Adam's 
archaic notions about language il- 
lustrate a complete ignorance of the 
subtle forms of oppression which 
abuseand subordinate many margi- 
nalized groups in society. Language, 
(like many "fundamental truths") 
operates" as a construct of society, 
reflecting the ideologies of the 
dominant powers. At thesametime, 
language also informs our percep- 
tions of ourselves and those around 
us. We are caught in a system of 
language which both defines and 
reinforces ideas which are often 
harmful and counterproductive. For 
a journalist to ignore the impact and 
importanceof the written word, any 


tasks be known as "Man's work." 
Revise Kipling's famous witticism 
to read "a Man is only a Man, but a 
good cigar is a smoke." Edit Oscar 
Wilde ("Man is the decorative sex") 
and Martin Luther("wine,Mcn,and 
song"). Let women know that "Hell 
hath no fury like a Man scorned," 
and that one should "never trust a 

Only when the English language 
is fully liberated from the generic 
use of the word "Woman" can we 
be certain that the values of West- 
ern Man will endure. Thank God (a 
male God, of course) that men like 
Adam Najberg are Man-ing the 

Clifton Olds 

To the Editor: 

"Language plays an essential part 
in our articulation of experience 
and our communication of con- 
structed meaning to others." (Philip 
K. Boch) As a writer, Adam Najberg 
should be particularly aware of the 

Editorial a "joke" 

To the Editor: 

In last week's editorial, 'Tire at 
Will," Adam Najberg wrote that 
quibbl ing over the English language 
is a joke. Likewise, so was his edito- 
rial. Women deserve to be equally 

Sexism should be challenged 

importance of language specifics. 
His editorial demonstrates that he 
is not. Perhaps a workshop in basic 
English writing skills would help. 


Susan Chandler '90 

To the Editor: 

Analysis of sexist patterns of dis- 
course has become an important 
area of academic inquiry, contrary 
to what Adam Najberg may believe. 
Feminist legal scholars, literary 
theorists, linguists, sociologists, an- 
thropologists, historians, political 
theorists, art historians and econo- 
mists have found our ordinary pat- 
ternsof speaking, writingand think- 
ing heavily stamped by sexist tradi- 
tions. One of the pioneering books 
in this area was Robin Lakoff s Law 
guageand Woman's Place, published 
as early as 1975. Recently, the 
Modern Language Association, the 
professional association of those 
interested in the study and teaching 
of language, has published several 
texts on the subject. Dorothy Cole- 
man's analysis is, therefore, part of 
an area of scholarship that is neither 
faddish nor trivial. 

Language is powerful tool, It 
shape* our laws and ourdayd reams, 
our history and our conversation, 
our public speeches and our private 
letters. Mr. Najberg, ironically, bogs 
the question when he writes, There 
is no malice or oven conscious 
thought on the part of most writers 
to express sexism in their works." 
"Unconscious" sexism , whether it 
is written into a law or told as an 
after-dinner joke, is objectionable. 

Sexism and racism spring from 
tho same source - a fear and intoler- 
ance of the Other, and it is impor- 
tant that both be challenged, how- 
ever "unconscious" they may seem. 
This, it seems to me, is what Dorothy 
Coleman was attempting to do. 


Sarah Gallagher 

Writer, Public Relations and 

written word, is shocking. 

I would like to think that Adam's 
experiences in China last year 
helped him to question various 
modes of propaganda, both indi- 
rect and overt, as well as under- 
stand the consequences of oppres- 
sion. Adam's column, however, 
implies that he merely reinforced 
the patriarchal notion that oppres- 
sion can be qualified and that vio- 
lence and bloodshed are the only 
"real" manifestationsof oppression. 
How can Adam have the audacity 
to claim what is a "real issue," par- 
ticularly when his position in the 
case of both the Chinese students 
and women is that of an outside 
observer? I find it demeaning for 
Adam to tell me what I should and 
should not consider important when 
he hasobviously never experienced 

the degradation of sexist language. 
Finally, I must also criticize the 
abusive and disrespectful manner 
in which Adam addresses Profes- 
sor Coleman. Adam refers to Pro- 
fessor Coleman's guide as "her lat- 
est one page wonder." I didn't real- 
ize that Adam was so familiar with 
her research, enough so to be able to 
pass judgement as to whether or not 
it is "earth-shattering." Adam's 
slanderous comments toward Pro- 
fessor Coleman were unnecessary 
and immature. 

1 truly hope that Adam is sincere 
in wanting to "end all discrimina- 
tion." Perhaps he could start by 
climbing down off his pedantic 
pedestal to question some of the 
values which he takes for granted. 

Julie Felner '91 

Women's Collective offended 

To the Editor: 

We the members of the Women's 
Resource Center Collective were 
offended by Adam Najberg's article 
"Firs' At Will" which appeared in 
the Orient on September 15. Adam 
has failed to understand the power 
of language in our society. It is dis- 
appointing to see that a member of 
the journalistic community, some- 
one whose mode of expression 
depends entirely on the use and 
application of langauge, is unable 
to realize the profound connection 

between words and social realities. 
To divorce decisions regarding 
semantics from the issues which 
shape those decisions is short- 
sighted. The assumption that 
women's oppression throughout the 
world is completely separate from 
the forms of language which we 
employ displays a gross ignorance 
regarding the perpetuation of sex- 
ism in our society. 

If Adam Najberg would "pay 
anything to put an end to discrimi- 

nation," than we question why he 
chooses to exclude half of the Ori- 
ent's readers in the very first sen- 
tence of his article. Unbeknownst to 
Adam, the subtle effects of exclu- 
sive language convey and reinforce 
sexism. Weare saddened that when 
most institutions have recognized 
the use of gender-neutral terms, a 
student who considers himself po- 
litically open-minded would sub- 
scribe to such narrow beliefs. 

The Women's Resource Center 

Sexist language detrimental 

represented and included every- 
where - yes, Adam Najberg, even in 
the English language. 


Greg Merrill '90 

To the Editor: 

It struck me after reading Adam 
Najberg's editorial column last week 
that out of the eight classes I took 
last year in six of them we talked 
about the political and social power 
that language has in shaping a soci- 
ety. Language reflects attitudes and 
influences people's behavior and 
opinions. A good example of this 
has been the move from using 
"nigger" to "negroe" to "black" to 
"African-American." Each of the 
earlier terms carried along with it 
certain connotations, connotations 
which were oppressive. This is 
similar to the demand that the fe- 
male students on this campus be 
called women opposed to girls. After 
all, males are rarely described as 
boys. Referring to females as girls 
establishes an unequal relationship 
between women and men. This need 

to use'non-prejudiced and non-sex- 
ist language resulted from the reali- 
zation that such words have had a 
great influence on how people treat 
other "ipeople. It still surprises me 
that Adam could go through so 
many years at Bowdoin and appar- 
ently miss this basic correlation. On 
top of that, it is surprising that a 
"journalist" could not recognize the 
power of the word. 

I realize that in Adam's opinion 
the women's movement should 
redirect their time and effort to bet- 
ter causes than fighting for equality 
in language and Bowdoin should 
find better uses for their money. 
The opinion, however, that the fight 
for non-sexist language trivializes 
the efforts for equality seems rather 
ignorant to me. This opinion, in fact, 
trivializes the power of language. 
But on a personal level I am curious. 

How can a member of any group 
that is oppressive tell the oppressed 
that they shouldn't feel a certain 
way? Why does any man have the 
right to tell a woman how sheshould 
feel when she hears, "all men are 
created equal." Or how she should 
feel when she hears the words "I 
now pronounce you man and wife." 
Or how she should feel when she is 
called a "freshman,." Or what it's 
like to read "peace for all of man- 
kind." Or what it's like to take his- 
tory classes. It may seem generic to 
Adam, but every time I hear or read 
such words or phrases I think of 
men not men and women. I feel 
excluded in a male society. I don't 
believe that I am alone in feeling 
this way, either. The fact is no male 
can say how a woman should feel. 


Whitney Smith '92 

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Roger Howell, Jr. dies at 53 

Professor since 1964, and tenth president of the College 

Roger Howell, Jr., president 
emeritus of Bowdoin College, and 
an internationally recognized his- 
torian, died Wednesday, Septem- 
ber 27. He was 53 years old and a 
resident of Brunswick, Maine. 

"Roger Howell's life was an es- 
sential part of Bowdoin College," 
commented President A: LeRoy 
Greason. "He was a student, teacher, 
administrator, and loyal alumnus. 
The Bowdoin family will miss one 
of its most generous and caring 

Roger Howell, Jr. 


Howell became Bowdoin's tenth 
president in 1969 at the age of 32 
and at that time was one of the 
youngest college presidents in the 
nation. As president, he instituted 
major innovations in academic 
programs and policies at the col- 
lege. Under his leadership Bowdoin 
became a coeducational institution 
and began admitting women under- 
graduates, expanded its enrollment 
from 950 to 1,350, eliminated Col- 
lege Board en- 
trance examina- 
tion require- 
ments, estab- 
lished Maine's 
first Afro-Ameri- 
can center and 
developed an aca- 
demic program in 
studies, devel- 
oped a highly 
computing center, 
inaugurated a 
Twelve College 
Exchange Pro- 
gram with other 
institutions, insti- 
tuted procedures 
for undergradu- 
ate participation 
in college govern- 
ance, and main- 
tained a balanced 
budget despite 
inflationary pres- 
During How- 

ell's presidency, Bowdoin in 1972 
launched a successful capital cam- 
paign to commemorate the 175th 
anniversary of its founding. The 
175th Anniversary Campaign Pro- 
gram exceeded its three-year 
514,525,000 goal six months before 
its scheduled conclusion. Howell 
resigned from the presidency in 1978 
to return to full-time teaching and 

Leonard W. Cronkhite, Jr. chair 
of the board of trustees stated, 
"Roger Howell was a world-re- 
nowned scholar and a great teacher 
and we will feel his loss greatly." 

Commented Alfred H. Fuchs, 
dean of the faculty, "Roger Howell 
loved Bowdoin College and that 
love was returned by those of us 
whose lives he touched. He was 
generous of himself, to his students, 
and to his colleagues. His contribu- 
tions to Bowdoin and to the world 
of scholarship will be missed." 

A widely-published scholar, 
Howell continued to teach through- 
out the years of his Bowdoin presi- 
dency. An extremely popular 
teacher, Howell's speciality was 
Tudor and Stuart England but his 
interests ran the gamut from early 
archaeology in prehistoric Britain 
to the government of Margaret 
Thatcher.^ His teaching was not 
confined to political history. Healso 
taught courses in British literature 
and society. 

Daniel Levine, chair of the de- 
partment of history, commented, 
"He was an important colleague as 
a teacher, scholar and friend. He 
was wonderful to have among us 

and he will be missed by the Col- 
lege, the department, and the stu- 

Professor of History Paul L. 
Nyhus added, "Roger was a splen- 
did colleague and a beloved friend 
whom weall shall miss very much." 

Despite the pressures of adminis- 
trative duties, Howell wrote three 
widely-acclaimed books; edited two 
others; founded and edited the Brit- 
ish Studies Monitor, a well-re- 
spected scholarly journal, and wrote 
scores of important essays on Brit- 
ish history. One of the few Ameri- 
cans to have taught English History 
at Oxford University, Howell in 1961 
became an elected Associate of the 
Royal Historical Society, and in 1971 
was elected Fellow of the Royal 

Historical Society. Howell's eight 
books include biographies of Sir 
PhilipSidneyand OliverCromwell. 
He edited Prescott: The Conquest of 
Mexico, the Conquest of Peru, and Other 
Writings; wrote The Origins of the 
English Revolution, and last year 
published the co-authored Maine in 
the Age of Discovery: Christopher 
Levett's Voyage 1623-1624. At the 
time of his death, he had nearly 
completed a major work on chang- 
ing historical assessments of Oliver 
Cromwell, an extension of his ear- 
lier scholarship. 

Howell was named William R. 

Kenan, Jr. Professor of Humanities 

at Bowdoin in 1986, a position he 

held at his death. A native of Balti- 

(Continued on page 7) 

Mock trial investigates date rape 


It is not often that an event with 
the potential to alter lives comes 
along. On Monday, October 2, in a 
daring departure from leaflets and 
speakers, the Peer Relations Sup- 
port Group is presenting a mock 
rape trial. The trial, also sponsored 
by Counseling Services, Campus 
Events, the Office of the Dean of the 
College, the Bowdoin Women's 

Association and the Women's Re- 
source Center, promises to explore 
emotions and attitudes which have 
long remained untapped. 

The trial will explore the issue of 
date, or acquaintance, rape, and the 
question of when sex is part of an 
evening spent together and when it 
is a violent crime. PRSG is sponsor- 
ing this event, rather than a movie 
or another less controversial mode 
of communication, in order togauge 

INSIDE September 29, 1989 


Hurricane Hugo damage 

Page 3 


Tennis wins three straight 
Page 10 


Weekly calendar 
Page 6 

student awareness of and response 
to date rape. 

This trial, said Mary Inman '90, is 
"a survey ... of what Bowdoin really 
thinks about rape not in a hypo- 
thetical but in an honest situation." 

In this fictional trial, the alleged 
victim, Kim Lamboli, is being played 
by Inman and the defendant, David 
Bristol, by Pat Seed '90. David and 
Kim areboth Bowdoin students who 
quickly become good friends. Said 
Seed, "Our friendship went to con- 
fiding in each other." 

The actual occurrences of the 
night of the alleged incident cannot 
be divulged due to courtroom pro- 
cedure. As in any court case, the 
potential jurors — the Bowdoin 
community — must have as little 
prior knowledgeof the incident and 
the people involved as possible. 

Standard procedures such as 
(Continued on page 5) 

Execs abandon rules of order 


The. nine current members of 
the 89 - 90 Executive Board met for 
the second time this Monday. Once 
again, the most pressing issue 
facing the board was the six va- 
cant seats. According to the 
constitution, the six seats must be 
filled by next Monday. 

Later in the meeting, the board 
voted unanimously to limit their 
use of Robert's Rules of Order. It 
was the opinion of the board that 
in general discussion the rules 
helped little and hindered much, 
slowing down discussions and 
reducing the board's efficiency. In 
the future.Robert's Rules will be 
used only at the discretion of the 
Ni \JC>air. Essentially what this deci- 
sion means is that the whole meet- 
ing will take the form of an open 
forum, restricted only when the 
Chair so chooses. 

In other business, the Exec 

• discussed the large number of 
paper cups used in both the Union 
lem was brought to their attention 
by the Druids, who encourage the 
use of glasses as an alternative to 
cups. The board decided to look 
into other solutions as well. 

• heard the petition of The 
Sensationalist to have its char^cV 
upgraded from FC-3 to FC-2. The 
board approved theupgrade, mak- 
ing an additional S350 available to 
the paper's editors. The represen- 
tatives from The Sensationalist said 
that the bulk of the money was to 
go into the publication of one or 
more six-to-eight-page issues of 
their paper. 

• discussed the security prob- 
lem in the library. The matter was 
brought up by Fawn Baird '93, 
who said, "for one of the largest 
undergraduate libraries on this 
coast, the security here is pretty 
casual." Apparently, several 
people have approached her with 
the complaint that the library staff 
had been unable to find or account 
for a book that ought to have been 
in the library. 

The board plans to send a letter 
to the President of the College, the 
Governing Boards, and anyone 
else who will listen, calling for 
funds to install a more efficient 
security system. 

• heard the report of the three- 
person panel appointed to fill the 
1 3 em pty seats on various Govern- 
ing Boards committees. The panel 
will interview candidates on Sun- 

New Exec Board members 

Six candidates ran to fill the six open positions. They were accepted 
as full members of the Board last night. 

Medha Pate! '93 
Daniel Berwick '93 
Rebecca Smith '93 

Suzanne Gunn '92 
Chip Leighton '93 
Brad Chin '91 



Page 2 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, Si-hembi-k 29, l%y 

Jervis outlines plans for new center D Y a ,5? keep °"1™$ V S| 


The first floor of Sargent Gym. 
Hyde Cage. Curtis Pool. What do 
all of these facilities have in com- 
mon? They will be the sight of the 
new Bowdoin Student Center. Jane 

ganizations, a cafe, a pub, a mail 
room which would replace Moul- 
ton Union's and Coles Tower's, a 
television lounge, and several meet- 
ing rooms. 

Currently, Jervis and a commit- 
tee headed by Bowdoin graduate 

Jervis, dean of the college, said that Dick Morrell are discussing some 
plans are running smoothly and final details on what should go in 

construction could begin as early as 
spring or fall '90, depending on how 
quickly money is raised to finance 
the project. 

It will cost eight to 10 million 
dollars to complete the Student 
Center. "We are really lucky to have 
the buildings in a centrally located 
place on campus," said Jervis. 

Some of the facilities in the center 
will include a movie theater, a din- 
ing service, offices for student or- 

the center and then will determine 
where everything is going. 

On deciding what will go where, 
Jervis commented, "It's like putting 
together a jigsaw puzzle." 

Once the logistics are taken care 
of, fundraising will commence. 
After raising the necessary funds, it 
will take a year and half for comple- 
tion of the Center once construction 
begins. If construction is started this 
spring, the Center could open in the 

fall of '91. Sasaki Associates is de- 
signing the structure for the center. 

Concerning the necessity of the 
Student Center, Jervis said, "We 
needed a general hang-out place for 

According to Jervis, the Student 
Center will also serve to fulfill en- 
tertainment purposes as yet unmet 
by the dorms due to the insuffi- 
ciency of lounges. 

On James Bowdoin Day, October 
13, a reception will be held in Hyde 
Cage for parents and students to see 
the future sight of Student Center. 

Laterthisfall.anopen-forum will 
be held to update thecampus on the 
progress of the center. Jervis said 
she encourages students to attend 
the forum. 

New faculty faces appear on campus 


Among the new faculty members 
joining the Bowdoin teaching staff 
this year is Chandra R. deSilva, a 
visiting professor of History and 
Asian Studies. DeSilva is from Sri 
Lanka and has worked with Bow- 
doin on the I.S.L.E. program since 
1982. He received a degree from the 
University of Sri Lanka and partici- 
pated ^n post graduate studies in 
London. He has spent the last 25 
years teaching courses on the 16th 
century Portuguese colonial empire 
in Asia and has published works on 
this subject. 

Mijako Satoh is also a new addi- 
tion in the Asian Studies depart- 
ment, as an instructor in Japanese 
language and literature. Satoh re- 
ceived her Ph.D. from Princeton 
University with a concentration in 
classical Japanese literature and 
early 20th century British literature. 
Satoh said she "wanted to teach at 
an institution where the students 
seek knowledge beyond just one 
discipline," and Bowdoin's liberal 
arts curriculum was such that she 

could utilize both of her specialties. 

Mariko Onuki said that Bowdoin 
offered her the opportunity to teach 
in a small college and prepare her 
own materials. This lecturer in Japa- 
nese is a member of the American 
Council of Foreign Teaching Fel- 
lows and plans to "emphasize col- 
loquial Japanese speaking' and pro- 
ficiency. Onuki received her mas- 
ters degrees from the University of 
Illinois and spent two summers 
teaching Japanese language at 
Middlebury College 

Instructor in English Ann L. Kib- 
bie received her B.A degree from 
Boston University and just recently 
completed her P.h.D. at University 
of California at Berkeley. Kibbie 
said one of the aspects that made 
teaching at Bowdoin attractive was 
the freedom in designing courses, 
such as a two semester survey course 
on the literature of travel. 

Making the Bowdoin community 
aware that literature can have im- 
plications "beyond the book jacket" 
is a goal of instructor in English 
Christopher Castiglia. After receiv- 
ing degrees from Amherst College 


Most Bowdoin students will at 
some point in their career ride in 
one of the four Bowdoin vans. 
Physical plant maintains four vinyl 
masterpieces along with about 1 10 
other pieces of machinery, includ- 
ing sailboats, golf carts, and lawn- 

The four vans are divided among 
three departments, with one each 
for the the Biology department and 
Outing Club, and two reserved for 
Athletics. These three groups re- 
ceive first priority, and after that 
any college-sponsored organization 
can reserve a van on a first come, 
first serve basis, said Elaine MacLen- 
nan, who checks out vans during 
the day in Rhodes Hall. 

Some groups cannot get vans as 
easily, however. "Crew is not au- 
thorized by the college as an official 
group," said MacLennan, and there- 
fore cannot use college vans. To 

guarantee its use of a van the geol- 
ogy department has rented one with 
velour seats for the semester from a 
rental agency to use on field trips. 

The cost of the vans is distributed 
among organizations which use tho 
vans. This year costs will include 
"the freshmen orientation trips 
which did more damage than usud 
this year," said Ray Dall, who cues 
for the college vans. Oneofthedoors 
is now creased with a long dent, and 
two vans must now be repainted at 
a cost of S1800 due to writing in dirt 
which scratched the paint. Most 
vans, for similar reasons, are traded 
in after three years. 

In addition, physical plant has a 
Chevrolet wagon and a Plymouth 
Caravan, both of which are used 
frequently. And until last year, the 
college had a 1977 Chevrolet van 
donated to volunteer services by a 
church. "We had to condemn it," 
said Dall, since it is only safe for 
driving around Brunswick. 

True Joy is looking forpart time 
weekend help. Supplement 
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Shalom! The Bowdoin Jewish Organization is 
pleased to be holding servies for Rosh Hashanah 
and Yom Kippur. Services have been scheduled 

as follows: 

Rosh Hashanah 

Sept. 29 - 7.-00 pm in Daggett Lounge, Coles Tower 
Sept. 30 - 10:00 am in Maine Lounge, Moulton 

Yom Kippur 

Oct. 8 - 7:00 pm in Daggett Lounge, Coles Tower 

Oct. 9 - 10:00 am in Mitchell Rooms (East and West), 

Coles Tower 

Services will be conducted in a traditional format and are open 

to members of the Bowdoin College and surrounding 

communities. If you have any questions, contact Mark Stracks 

at 725-3821 or by mail at M.U. Box 551, Bowdoin College, 

Brunswick, ME 04011. All of us in the Bowdoin Jewish 

Organization look forward to welcoming you at our High 

Holiday services. 

and Columbia University, Castiglia 
wrote his dissertation on the narra- 
tives of women who are taken hos- 
tage, dating back to the 18th century 
up to modern-day hostage Patty 
Hearst. Using his knowledge of 1 9th 
and 20th century American litera- 
ture and gender studies, Castiglia 
said he plans to teach a class, next 
semester focusing on masc*uline 
stereotypes in literature, similar in 
concept to courses taught about 
female stereotypes. 

Instructor in Classics Stephen A. 
Hall noted that Bowdoin had a good 
tradition of Classics and its small 
size and liberal arts curriculum was 
an attraction. Hall, who is teaching 
intermediate Greek and Latin 
courses, said he tries to focus on the 
social structures of classical society 
as well as developing th£ student's 
language skills. Hall is a native of 
Great Britain and studied Classics 
at Oxford University focusing on 
theclassicaltraditionof Renaissance 
Europe. He also received degrees 
from the Warburg Institute at Lon- 
don University and Princeton Uni- 

Jews prepare to celebrate 
High Holiday period tonight 

For a 10 day period beginning 
today, Jews on campus as well as 
around the world are celebrating 
the New Year. , 

Rosh Hashanah marks the 
beginning of the year 5750 on the 
Jewish ca lander. 
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 
are extremely somber and serious 
religious holidays known as the 
"High Holy Days." 
During this religious period, Jews 
reflect on and atone for sins they 
may have committed during the 
past year. The culmination of this 
holiday period occurs with Yom 
Kippur, the most sacred day of the 
Jewish ye&t. On this Day of 
Atonement/ Jews fast, pray and 
mediate on the previous year and 
the year ahead. 

Yom Kippur occurs this year on 
Sunday, October 8. Jews 
traditionally fast from Sunday at 
sunset until Monday at sunset. 
The holiday ends with a breaking 
of the fast on Monday evening. 
Services for Rosh Hashanah are 
being sponsored by the Bowdoin 
Jewish Organization, will be 
conducted tonight and tomorrow 

Rosh Hashanah services will be 
held tonight at 7:00p.m. in Daggett 
Loungeand tomorrow morningat 
10:00 a.m. in MaineLounge. 

The services for Yom Kippur will 
occur Sunday, Oct.8, and 
Monday, Oct. 9. The BJO will 
sponsor a breaking of the fast 
Monday evening. 

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Friday, September 29, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 3 

Hurricane Hugo: Bowdoin feels its effects 

Study away students 
tell harrowing tale 

ORIENT Asst. News Editor 

The'fall semester took an abrupt 
turn for three Bowdoin students 
when Hurricane Hugo ripped 
through St. Croix last week, causing 
major damage to the island. 

Sarah Haggerty '91, Roger Os- 
trander '91 and Stephanie West '91 
were forced to return from St. Croix 
in the U.S. Virgin Islands last week- 
end following the destruction left 
by Hurricane Hugo. The hurricane 
hit the island on Sunday, Septem- 
ber 17, causing extensive damage. 

The students were participating 
in a program sponsored by Fairleigh 
Dickinson University at the West 
Indies Laboratory on the island. The 
members of the program, 35 stu- 
dents, many faculty members and 
their families, began to hear reports 
about the hurricane on Friday, Sep- 
tember 15, said Haggerty. 

She said the group spent all day 
Saturday boarding up windows, 
tieing down boats and securing 
everything which was loose in 
preparation for the storm. "At the 
time we just thought it was a waste 
of time," Haggerty said. 

The students were living in four 
wings of a one-story building. 
However, on Sunday all 60 mem- 
bers of the program, were put into 
one wing. 

Haggerty said everyone sat out- 
side watching the storm until about 
10 or 11, Sunday night, when most 
people went off to bed. 

Haggerty and West were on the 
top bunks and soon heard a tremen- 
dous cracking noise. The roof lifted 
up and rain began to pour in, she 

The students "huddled in the hall- 
way", she said, where they listened 
to the news and tried to board up 
the buckling walls. 

After about an hour, the students 
moved from the hallway back into 
two roomsplacing30peoplein each. 
"Everyone was trying to stay against 
the walls away from the windows," 
Haggerty said. 

A short time later, the outside 
door to the hallway blew open. The 
participants formed a circle with 
people standing outside the circle 
holding mattresses on end to pro- 
tect the group from possible injury 
should the windows or roof have 
been blown away. 

Eventually, the storm lost some 
of its vigor, and at 4 a.m. the group 
re-boarded the door and tried to get 
some sleep. 

At 8 a.m. they sent a couple of 
participants out to survey the area. 
A few people went to check on 
professors who were staying in 
homes nearby. 

Haggerty said it "looked like 
World War HI" had hit the island. 
She said there was massive destruc- 
tion to all the buildings owned by 
the lab. Later she heard reports that 
the sustained winds had been re- 
corded at 180 miles per hour, with 
gusts up to 200 mph. 

Monday was spent trying to sal- 
vage all that could be saved. "Basi- 
cally we tried to reorganize life," 
she said. 

The group managed in the days 
following the hurricane to get to 
town and purchase food, despite 
the mass looting which was occur- 
ring. Although she never went into 
town, Haggerty said many people 
had acquired guns and that the situ- 
ation was very uneasy. 

On Wednesday,September 20, the 
group sent a student from Colby 
College out to a survey ship where 
he called his father, who apparently 
had connections with President 
Bush. According to Haggerty, the 
student's father reported that the 
reports coming off the island were 
that everything was alright and that 
the students would be restarting 
classes soon. 

President Bush sent military 
troops to St. Croix on Wednesday 
and soon after a "state of insurrec- 
tion" was called. A curfew was in- 

The director of the program de- 
cided to begin sending participants 
off the island on Friday, September 
22. Haggerty said, 'They had 
enough food and water for another 
week and they didn't know if they 
were going to get anymore." 

Ostrander was among those who 
left on Friday. The priority he said 
was being given to students who 
wanted to get back into classes in 
the States. 

On Saturday the rest of the stu- 
dents were sent to the airport. 
Haggerty said airport officials were 
only honoring certain tickets and as 
hers was scheduled to go through 
South Carolina, they would not fly 
her out. Instead, she and five other 
participants were flown to Delaware 
by the U.S. Air Force for no charge. 
"They were great," she said. 

Haggerty returned to campus last 
Monday to talk with Dean of Stu- 
dents Kenneth Lewallen concern- 
ing her options. Although the status 

Families of frosh are safe and sound 

ORIENT Asst. News Editor 

The anxiety caused by Hurri- 
cane Hugo the past few weeks has 
not been confined to the areas 
which were hit by the storm. Even 
on Bowdoin campus the effects 
have been felt. 

Maricelis Hendry '93 from St. 
Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands 
and John Vegas '93 from Puerto 
Rico both spent many worried 
hours wondering about their fami- 
lies, friends and homes. 

The hurricane, which hit St. 
Croix the night of Sunday, Sept. 17 
and Puerto Rico the following 
morning, caused heavy damage to 
both islands. 

After hearing the reports of a 
hurricane in the Caribbean, both 
students tried to call their families 
on Sunday. Vegas was unable to 
get through, but Hendry spoke 
with her mother and her sister. 
Her family, Hendry said, was not 
worried. She said St. Croix had 
never really had a direct hit from a 
hurricane and her family expected 
to "ride this one out," as they had 
previously this year. 

Hendry watched the news all 
night and was shocked when she 
heard the island had been hit. 
Vegas expressed similar surprise 
when he learned that the hurri- 
cane had swept through Puerto 

Both students said following the 
hurricane it was impossible to get 
through to their families at home. 
They spent a lot of time listening to 
the news and both located cable 
television sets where they could 
watch CNN. 

Vegas said he was particularly 
worried about his two younger 
brothers and sister. Everything was 
"pretty much up in the air," he 

Vegas received a phonecall from 

his mother on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 

She told Vegas that everyone in 

the family was alright, including 

.his father who lives in San Juan, a 

of the program at this point is not 
known, it is expected thatFairleigh 
Dickinson will be offering an al- 
ternative program on their cam- 
pus in New Jersey. Haggerty and 
West said they would like to re- 
turn to St. Croix and will be in 
touch with the director on the is- 
land to explore that possibility. 

Ostrander called Lewallen from 
his home in Connecticut the day 
after he left St. Croix and returned 
to Bowdoin one day later. Not 
wanting to lose credit for the 
semester, Ostrander has enrolled 
in classes at Bowdoin. "I have a lot 
of work to do, basically." 

West, like Haggerty, is looking 
into options beyond Bowdoin. She 
returned home to Minnesota and 
is remaining there until a course of 
action is decided upon. 

All three students will receive 
one" credit for the portion of the 
program which they did complete. 

Reflecting on the experience, 
Ostrander said, "I had no idea how 
severe something like that could 

"For the first time in my life I felt 
really mortal," Haggerty said. 

particularly hard hit area. 

Hendry, however, still had not 
heard from her relatives. Acting on 
a suggestion from her cousin she 
began working to raise money for 
the relief efforts in St. Croix. Hen- 
dry said she told herself, "instead of 
sitting around here worrying, let 
me get something started." 

With the help of Marshall Carter 
'91 and many friends, Hendry set 
up a table in the Union for the Vir- 
gin Islands Hurricane Relief Fund. 

Finally, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 
Hendry got a call from her family. 
Her mother said she had waited in 
line for hours to use the phones, as 
there were only four lines open. 

Hendry said her mother told her, 
'"We lost everything, but we're still 
alive and we're going to rebuild.'" 

Her house, as much of the island, 
was destroyed. Hendry's sister has 
relocated from St. Croix to Florida 
so that she can continue school. 

Although Hendry said it hurts to 
know that when she goes home 
things will not be the same, "I just 
count myself so lucky." 

Bill Fruth, student activities coor- 
dinator, helped Hendry contact a 
local Red Cross representative and 
the money she collects will be going 
to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund 
to be used for the rebuilding of the 

In addition. Dining Service gave 
Hendry a donation of SI 00 and 
Father Angelo of the college Catho- 
lic parish collected $200 for the 
fund. Another $200 was received 
from the Bates College parish, and 
Hendry hopes to continue her ef- 

This week Hendry will be pre- 
senting a check to Judy Gills of the 
American Red Cross for $700, the 
amount raised thus far. 

Both Hendry and Vegas said 
they were worried about how the 
islands will rebound from such a 

"Up to this day, I am worried 
about the situation," Vegas said. 
He said there were 300,000 people 

Vegas also said that he fears the 
hurricane will delay the plebiscite 
process, scheduled tooccurin 1992. 
This process allows Puerto Rico to 
decide its own political destiny. 

Both students arc very relieved 
that their families are safe. The 
anxiety took up a lot of time and 

"I am just a much happier per- 
son," Hendry said. "My work is 
glad to have me back, too."she 

Donations to the V .1 . Relief Fund 
may be sent to Maricelis Hendry, 
f.T 75 

Maricelis Hendry *93 and John Vegas'93. Photo by Bidu. 


next to the College 


21 2E Maine Street 


Roger Ostrander '91 and Sarah Haggerty "91. Photo by Bidu. 




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Page 4 

Career Services offers 
advice for all students 

The Bowdchn Orient 

Friday, September 29, 1989 


'The Office of Career Services is 
not a seniors-only office," said As- 
sistant Director Lisa Tellser. Career 
CounselorSusan Livesay added, 'It 
is for all students to explore the 
world beyond their carfipus." Both 
?aid it is useful in aiding freshmen 
find summer jobs, and graduate 
students in finding a "real" job. 

"We cover the whole spectrum of 
students," said Tessler. "It is highly 
advisable that you come in before 
your senior year." Both Tessler and 
Livesay stressed this importance. 

"As a freshman, the Office of 
Career Services is a low-key proc- 
ess. But if you wait until senior year, 
you are under a lot of pressure, and 
it is a tougher process," Livesay 

The Office of Career Services 
operates at two locations- the sec- 
ond floor of the Moulton Union and 
Sills 106, where Ann Pierson, also a 
career counselor, has her office, 
'ierson deals with education and 

social services, while the office in 
the Union covers just about every- 
thing from business to environ- 
mental work. 

Several services are provided by 
the office throughout the year. 
Among these are workshops, help- 
ing students in skilly identification, ' 
interview skills, and resume writ- 
ing. Other services offered to pre- 
pare students in finding a job are 
campus interviewing (in the spring), 
and a dinner meeting series, offered 
in the fall and the spring. 

The first dinner meeting will be 
on October 5th, from 5:15 to 6:30, in 
Coles Tower, Mitchell West. The 
topic for this dinner will be Interna- 
tional Law. 

Livesay advised that students 
should "sign up ahead of time." 

She added, "There should be five 
more of these programs." 

Career Exploration Day, on Fri- 
day, October 20 this year, will be 
something worth going to. Tessler 
and Livesay said there will be about 
40 alumnae speaking. 

Parking Ban 

In commemoration of its 250th birth- 
day, the town of Brunswick will be con- 
ducting a parade on Saturday, Oct. 7. Con- 
sequently, Park Row, from Brunswick 
Apartments to the First Parish Church 
will be closed. Security urges the Bow- 
doin community not to park cars on Park 
Row onOct. 7 because they will be towed. 


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OCS conducted senior resume workshops on Wednesday and Thursday. 

"The topics range from commu- 
nications, to health, environmental 
careers, and even self-designed 
careers. This is open to 
everyone.There will be forums 
throughout the day, discussing 
these various topics, so it is possible 
to attend more than one," said 

"It's a great opportunity- people 
come here, so you don't have to go 
out looking for them." 

"Another great resource we have 
are the brochures, ranging from 
'Search for Internships' to 'Guide to 
On Campus Interviews'. These are 
available any time," said Tessler. 

"We have over 1000 listings for 
internships, categorized under 
topic. Also, directories on short term 
job options are available-these can 
be found in the resource room. In 
that room, there are resource tools 
for entering almost any field." 

Photo by Pam Smith. 

Tessler and Livesay stressed that 
they and the other office workers 
are there to help students figure out 
where they are going. For seniors, 
they advise attending the work- 
shops coming up, keeping an eye 
on the bulletin, and making an 
appointment to meet with a coun- 
selor. For freshmen, they suggested 
"the sooner you come in, the more 
hassle you will avoid when you are 
a senior." 

Group focuses on pollution of Casco Bay 

Casco Bay has been called the 
jewel of southern Maine, but few 
realize that it is seriously polluted. 
Every year, eight billion gallons of 
industrial waste water, 11 billion 
gallons of treated sewage, 67 tons of 
toxic chemicals, and 1,500 tons of 
petroleum hydrocarbons flow into 
Casco Bay. 

As a result, 15 percent of Casco 
Bay's commercial shellfishery, in- 
cluding nearby Maquoit Bay, is 
closed due to municipal and resi- 
dential sewarage. East End Beach in 
Portland, and South Portland's 
Willard Beach are occasionally 
closed for swimming. 

Growing public concern over the 
fate of the Bay gave birth about a 
year ago to Friends of Casco Bay. 

The group has been working on oil, 
sewage and recreational boater pol- 
lution, as well as the question of 
how the Bay should be managed as 
a bioregion. 

Co-Chairman Donald Perkins 
said that the group forms action 
groups to address these specific 
problems. "Forexample," said Perk- 
ins,/an action group focusing on 
sewage pollution decided suing 
sewage treatment plants was not 
the answer. Rather, we have re- 
quested interested party status for 
upcoming license renewal hearings, 
and we have asked for a public 
hearing on those license renewals. 
This is the way we operate." 

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on toxic, sewage and oil pollution, 
which will be followed by the noon- 
time keynote address by David 

Brower is the famed first presi- 
dent of the Sierra Club who is cred- 
ited with stopping the damming of 
theGrand Canyon. He will bespeak- 
ing at Bowdoin on Sunday, Oct . 1 as 
part of theupcoming Environmental 
Awareness Week. 

Thescminaron Saturday will also 
feature and afternoon boat trip to 
visit prime pollution and natural 
history sites around Casco Bay. The 
cost of the seminar is $10 for stu- 
dents, who can register by calling 
774-4627. The group encourages 
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active in the group's efforts to en- 
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Mock trial — 

(Continued from page 1) 
secrecy and innocence until proven 
guilty are being strictly followed by 
the judge, lawyers, defendant and 
witnesses in order to make Monday 
night's trial as credible as possible. 
The Honorable Sydney W. Warrick, 
the presiding judge. Attorney Peter 
Fessenden for the defense, and 
prosecuting Attorney Judith An- 
d rucki are preparing for this case as 
if it were an actual trial, according 
to PRSG Co-Chair Nancy Bride '92. 

Bride said, "[The lawyers) are 
looking at it as a real case and each 
wants to win." Inman agreed, stress- 
ing the fact that the attorneys have 
contributed about $5000 of their 

Not only are the attorneys and 
the judge approaching this mock 
trial with extreme professionalism, 
but Inman and Seed are as well. 
Both have spent much time devel- 
oping their characters and meeting 
with their lawyers. 

Seed stated that "the real devel- 
opment in our parts is our interpre- 
tationofthecventsthat happened." 

He added that, as Bristol, he is 
"sincere" in his maintenance of his 
innocence. Admitted Inman, "I want 
to win." 

This mock trial is only the third of 
its kind, according to organizer 
Suzana Makowski '90. It takes its 
precedence from the first mock trial 
held at the University of Maryland. 
Brandeis held the second trial. The 
specifics of the script have been 
modified to fit Bowdoin College, 
but actual rape facts are used. These 
facts center around a "typical" 
Bowdoin date. 

According to Makowski, Anne 
Underwood and Beverly Gelwick 
were instrumental in finding the 
attorneys and judge to volunteer 
for this trial. Both Seed and Inman 
were chosen because of their acting 
experience, closeness with the or- 
ganizers of the trial and their ability 
to draw upon feelings about them- 
selves and their friends to develop 
their characters. Inman credits her 
feelings about some of her friends 
being rape victims with lending 

credence to her role. 

One of the most difficult aspects 
is the personal emotion concerning 
rape. Both Inman and Seed recog- 
nize that the issues surrounding 
their characters and this trial are 
extremely disturbing. Said Seed, 
"When I walked into that lawyer's 

office, 1 was petrified, I was nerv- 
ous. It felt like the real thing." Inman 
called the trial "one of the hardest 
things to go through." 

All involved agree that the in- 
volvement of the student commu- 
nity will be vital to the successof the 
trial. A jury will be selected from the 

Mary Inman*90. Photo by 
Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

Pat Seed '90. Photo by Pam 

audience by calling certain ticket 
numbers. The jury will be briefly 
instructed as to pertinent laws. Seed 
realized, "People will have biases 
about Mary and myself" but hoped 
that the students will leave aside 
that familiarity and make a judge- 
ment solely "from theproceedings." 

The trial will begin at 7:00 pm in 
Kresgc Auditorium and a forum 
will be held the following evening 
in Lancaster Lounge to discuss the 
verdict and the jury's reasoning for 
rendering their particular decision. 
Inman expressed her hope that all 
will attend the forum because rape 
is "such a Hot topic" that "everyone 
is going to feel uncomfortable." 

Out of this mixture of emotion 
and personal involvement should 
come a new understanding of rape. 
Makowski said, "Honest questions 
and prior conceptions or miscon- 
ceptions aredefinitely going to come 
out." All involved agree that a more 
thorough awareness of rape on the 
partoftheBowdoincommunity will 
make the trial a success. 

Peer Advisors again offer PAYS 

ORIENT Business Manager 

The Alcohol Peer Advisors 
(APAs) will once again be provid- 
ing the PAYS, or Peer At Your Side 
program, beginning October 6 in 
the infirmary. 

The program is designed so that 
oneof about 65 peer advisors will be 
on call at the infirmary on Friday 
and Saturday nights from 1 1 :00 p.m. 
to 7.-00 a.m. Their function is to aid 
the medical center's staff with stu- 
dents who are brought in suffering 
from alcohol related problems. Pri- 
marily, the APAs watch over the 
students, keeping them from harm- 
ing themselves or choking on their 
own vomit. 

PAYS maintains a strict confiden- 
tiality policy in conjunction with 
the Health Center's own rules. A 
student's records are for his or her 
own use and will not be released to 
parents or the school administra- 
tion without the authorized ap- 
proval of that student. 

The infirmary reports that every 
weekend there are several students 
brought in due to alcohol — the past 
four weekends have been no excep- 

tion. Two students havealready had 
to be transferred to local hospitals. 
This number equals the total amount 
that had to be transferred last year. 

A student is sent to one of the 
local hospitals if deemed uncon- 
scious by the staff. This is different 
from being passed out. The test is 
simple: if the person can be woken 
up enough to open his eyes or talk 
then he is deemed passed out. If he 
can not be awakened or if no re- 
sponse beyond a grunt or moan is 
heard then the patient is regarded 
as unconscious. 

Being unconscious due to alcohol 
is taken as seriously as if the person 
had been in an auto accident or had 
fallen out of a window. The person 
needs immediate medical attention 
beyond the resources here at Bow- 

doin and, therefore, must be admit- 
ted into a hospital. 

The confidentiality policy, at the 
hospital is the same as the one here 
at the Health Center. However, if 
the student is in what'is considered 
a life threatening situation, a hospi- 
tal will probably inform the per- 
son's immediate relatives. This is 
the case whether it is alcohol-re- 
lated or otherwise. 

Students having trouble as a re- 
sult of alcohol should not hesitate to 
use the infirmary resources or call 
anAPA. A list of the APAs appears 
in the student handbook. Freshmen 
will have a chance to join this fall 
during an outreach campaign which 
includes an Alcohol Awareness 
Week November 13-17. 




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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, September 29, 1989 

Sutherland lectures on women sculptors 

ORIENT Contributor 

Students and faculty members at- 
tended an art history lecture en- 
titled "Entering the Mainstream: 
Women Sculptors in the 20th Cen- 
tury" last Tuesday night at Kresge 
Auditorium. The lecture, the sec- 
ond in the Robert Lehmann Foun- 
dation lecture series, featured 
speaker Ann Sutherland Harris, 
professor of art history at the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburg. 

Harris discussed the concept of 
the "mainstream" of art in the 20th 
century, noting that only a select 
few artists are allowed to enter this 
category. She stated that the "main- 
stream" is comprised of artists 
whose work has attracted positive, 
sustaining attention of museums, 
collectors and critics. However, 
professional women artists are fre- 
quently omitted or underrepre- 
senfed in the "mainstream", Harris 


Harris focused on six female 
sculptors who haveachieved "main- 
stream" status in the 20th century. 
She described the backgrounds and 
styles of these women, accompany- 
ing her lecture with slides of their 

Harris discussed the sculpting of 
British artist Barbara Hepworth. She 
credited Hepworth with opening a 
"new realm of possibilities" in art 
by piercing solid carved shapes with 
large holes. Hepworth's work was 
revolutionary for traditional British 
art, according to Harris. 

The work of British artist Louise 
Nevelson was also detailed at the 
lecture. Harris noted that Nevelson 
experimented with abstract designs 
based on boxed shapes and scraps 
of materials. 

A French artist, Louise Bourgeois, 
was influenced by her childhood 
experiences. Her sculpting, which 

often deals with ordinary images, is 
affected by intensely personal 
emotions, Harris stated. 

German sculptor Eva Hess used 
"unusual" materials, such as nail 
polish, wool, rubber and latex in her 
work, Harris said. She character- 
ized Hess as valuing absurd, bi- 
zarre images that reveal her diffi- 
cult family background. 

Recent artists who are popular in 
the United States, Nancy Graves and 
Jackie Windsor, emphasize non-tra- 
ditional materials and images in 
their work. Windsor focuses on 
solid, closed forms involving repe- 
tition, while Graves often portrays 
natural images, including animal 
and human forms, in her work. 

Harris concluded her presenta- 
tion by urging audience members 
to collect contemporary art. She 
commented that collectors often 
control the "mainstream" of art by 
choosing which works they prefer. 

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) 

Meryl Streep stars as a 20th century actress portraying a mysterious 19th century woman. This 
film-within-a-film spellbinder traces the moral torment of both characters.Friday, September 
29. 7:30, 10 p.m. Smith Auditorium. 

Witness (1985) 

Peter Weir's academy-award winning thriller stars Harrison Ford a cop whose only witness to 
a murder is an Amish boy. He and his mother become unwillingly entangled in the intrigue. 
Saturday, September 30. 7:30,10 p.m. Smith Auditorium. 

Citizen Kane (1941) 

An American classic directed by Orson Welles which is considered to be one of the greatest 
movies of all time. The wtory of a publishing magnate, Charles Foster Kane, is told with 
dynamic editing, imaginative camera angles, and ever-shifting perspective. Wednesday, 
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9:30 p.m.: Groove to Bill Turner 
and Who Knows as they play 
folk and blues music in the Pub, 
Moulton Union. 

7:30 p.m^ David Bro wer, founder 
of Friends of the Earth and for- 
mer executive director of the 
Sierra Club will speak on "Heal- 
ing Time on Earth" in Kresge 
Auditorium, V.A.C. as part of 
"Energy Awareness Week." This 
lecture is free and open to the 

7:00 p.m.: A mock rape trial "Was 
It Rape?" will be performed in 
Kresge Auditorium, V.A.C. Pre- 
siding at the trial will be active 
retired Maine Supreme Court 
Justice Sidney W. Wernick. No 
one will be admitted without a 
ticket, which can be obtained 
from the Campus Events office 
free of charge, nor will anyone 
be admitted after the trial be- 

730 p.m.: "How Strange was the 
Roman Family?," a lecture by 
Richard Sailer, associate profes- 
sor of history and classics at the 
University of Chicago, and visit- 
ing professor at the University of 
California at Berkeley, wall be 
presented in Daggett Lounge, 
Wentworth Hall. The public are 
invited free of charge. 

4:00 p.m.: "Underground Cathe- 
dral," a dream by John Carman, 
a South Harpswell artist, is this 
week's Jung Seminar in the Fac- 
ulty Room, Massachusetts Hall. 
4:00 p.m.: Steve Sherman pres- 
ents a slide lecture on his recent 
works and artistic background 
in Beam Classroom, V.A.C. 

7:30 p.m.: A forum to examine 
Monday night's mock trial "Was 
it Rape?" and its verdict will be 
held in Lancaster Lounge, M.U. 
The panel consists of partici pants 
in the trial, as well as other 
campus figures. 
7:30 p.m.: Geologist Harvey 
Thorleifson of the Geological 
Survey of Canada will discuss 
theice-age history of the Hudson 
Bay region in central Canada in 
Beam Classroom, V.A.C. 

1:00 p.m.: "Images of Women in 
Seventeenth-Century Printsand 
Drawings," a gallery talk by 
Susan Wegner, associate profes- 
sor of art, will be held in Walker 
Art Building. 

7:00 p.m.: "Germany, Pale 
Mother," a 1979 film by Helma 
Sanders-Brahms is presented by 
the Gender and German Cin- 
ema Rim Series in Smith Audi- 
torium, Sills Hall. The film is in 
German with English subtitles. 
7:30 p.m.: AIDS educator 
Suzanne Landolphi presents 
"Hot, Sexy, and Safer" in Kresge 
Auditorium, V.A.C. 

4:00 p.m.: Research Scientist Hi- 
lary Glover of Bigelow Labora- 
tory, West Boothbay Harbor 
lectures on 'The Significance of 
Ultraphyloplankton in Oceanic 
TMew Production.'" The lecture 
takes place in Room 314, Searles 
Science Building. 
7:00 p.m.: / Bambini ci quardano 
(1942), directed by V. De Sica, 
continues the Italian Film Series 
in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. 
8:00 p.m.: A self-defense work- 
shop will be taught by Chris 
Do Club in the Dance Studio in 
Sargent Gymnasium. 


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Friday, September 29, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Roger Howell, Jr. 1936-1989 

Howell dies at 53 

Page 7 

(Continued from page 1) 

more, Howell attended the Calvert 
School and Gilman School there 
before entering Bowdoin, where he 
compiled a distinguished under- 
graduate record. A straight "A" 
student, he was elected in his junior 
year to Phi Beta Kappa. He was 
graduated summa cum laude, with 
highest honors in history, from 
Bowdoin in 1958 and was named a 
Rhodes Scholar. He received a B.A., 
M.A., and D. Phil, from St. John's 
College, Oxford, and during the 
1960-61 academic year was a junic»5 
instructor in history at The Johns 
Hopkins University in Baltimore, 
where he was a Gilman and John 
Martin Vincent Fellow. Returning 
to Oxford in 1961, Howell spend the 
next three years as a research fellow 
and junior dean of arts at St. John's 
and a tutor in history and political 
theory at Oxford's International 
Graduate Summer School. 

Howell joined the Bowdoin fac- 
ulty as assistant professor of history 
and government in 1964, was pro- 
moted to the rank of associate pro- 
fessor in 1966, became chair of the 
department of history in 1967, and 
served as acting dean of the College 
in 1968. 

Howell was in great demand as a 
lecturer. He delivered presentations 
and lectured at many English and 
American universities, including 
Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, 
Lancaster, York, Newcastle, Leeds, 
Reading, Southampton, Notting- 
ham, East Anglia, and Sheffield, in 
England; and at the University of 
Minnesota, the University of Maine, 
the Johns Hopkins University, Uni- 
versity of California at Los Angeles, 
California State University at 
Northridge, Trinity College, and 
Colby College, in the United States. 

Active as a trustee and member of 
many community and educational 
organizations for many years, 
Howell served as trustee and presi- 
dent of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin 
Educational Telecasting Corpora- 
tion; trustee and member of the 
executive committee of the New 
England Colleges Fund; trustee of 
the Waynflete School; member of 
the Higher Education Planning 
Commission for the University of 
Maine; honorary member of the Pine 
Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of 
America; member of the board of 













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directors of the Allagash Group; 
member of the Natural Resources 
Council of Maine; trusteeand chair- 
man of the Academic Advisory 
Committee of the Americar Asso- 
ciation of Advertising Agencies 
Educational Foundation; member 
of the board of directors of Coast 
Heritage Trust; trustee of Regional 
Memorial Hospital in Brunswick; 
trustee and president of the Maine 
Historical Society; president and 
member of the board of directors of 
Monmouth Theatre; chair of the 
Maine Savings Bonds Committee; 
member of the International Advi- 
sory Committee of the University 
College at Buckingham; member of 
the board of governors of the Insti- 
tute of European Studies; trustee of 
North Yarmouth (Maine) Academy; 
and trustee of Campion School in 
Athens, Greece. 

A recipient of an honorary Doc- 
tor of Literature degree from Bow- 
doin in 1978, Howell also received 
honorary Doctor of Law degrees 
from Colby College and Nasson 
College in 1970, and an honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters degree 
from the University of Maine in 1971. 

In 1979 Howell was presented 
with an inscribed plaque by the 
Bowdoin College Afro-American 
Society honoring him for "his strong 
commitment and effort in behalf of 
Black students at Bowdoin." How- 
ell was also honored as one of the 
state's three "Outstanding Young 
Men" by the Maine Jaycees after 
being selected as Brunswick's 
"Outstanding Young Man" by the 
Maine Jaycees after being selected 
as Brunswick's "Outstanding 
Young Man" by the local Jaycee 
chapter, and was chosen to receive 
the New England Jaycees OYM 

Howell is survived by a daugh- 
ter, Tracy, of Portland, a son Chris- 
topher, of Berkeley, Calif., three 
sisters, Louise Rohver, of Brun- 
swick, Katharine Habig, of 
Chebeague Island, Maine, and Anne 
Howell Tucker, of Bermuda, and 
several nieces and a nephew. 

Howell's father, Roger Howell of 
Baltimore, served as dean and later 
as dean emeritus of the University 
of Maryland Law School. His great- 
great-grandfather, Nathan Clifford, 
was a justice of the United States 

Supreme Court from 1858 to 1881. 
Howell's grandfather, also named 
Nathan Clifford, was the mayor of 
Portland, Maine, in 1905 and 1906. 
A memorial service will be held 
on Sunday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m., 
at First Parish Church, Brunswick. 

Private interment in Pine Grove 
Cemetery, Brunswick. Memorial 
contributions may be made to the 
Nathan Clifford Scholarship Fund 
or the Roger Howell, Jr. English 
History Book Fund, in care of Bow- 
doin College. 

Above, Roger 
Howell in a pose 
that was so familiar 
to many: behind 
his desk, pipe 

At right, Howell, 
one of Bowdoin 
hockey's most 
faithful rooters, 
applauds Polar 
Bear goalie Rob 
Menzies after Men- 
zies was awarded 
the Most Valuable 
Player award at the 
ECAC tournament. 
Photos courtesy of 
Bowdoin Public 



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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday September 29, 1989 



Tennis team nets third consecutive victory 


ORIENT Asst. Sports Editor 

Toughness, guts, intestinal forti- 
tude. Call it what you want, the 
Women's tennis team put on a clinic 
this past week in how to be tough 
under pressure, winning three big 
matches along the way. 

Last Thursday things looked 
tough for the squad . With an empty 
win column, they were about to 
face M.I.T., a national Top 20 team 
last year, without the services of 
number one plaver Heidi Wallen- 

Perspective can change a lot in a 
week. M.I.T. was not quite as tough 
as expected, and Wallenfels, previ- 
ously hampered with an injury, 
returned with the form that makes 
her one of New England's best play- 

The most important news is that 
Coach Paul Baker's team is not look- 
ing at the 0-3 record of last week, 
but the 3-3 mark they earned in 
wins against M.I.T, Babson, and 

The Bears headed south last Fri- 
day to face M.I.T., knowing that it 
would take a very consistent effort 
to beat the Engineers. The team got 
a huge boost from co-captain Erika 
Gustafson '90, who was filling in for 

Wallenfels in the top spot. Gustafson 
beat the top M.I.T player (who is 
ranked nationally) 6-1,7-6. Coach 
Baker called the co-captain's 
victory/'the biggest win of her 
Bowdoin tennis career." 

The rest of the team followed the 
lead of Gustafson, in handing the 
Engineers a 7-2 defeat. 

Coach Baker cited/'consistent 
play top to bottom," as the key to 
the win. 

The next day the Bears faced the 
Babson Beavers. Wallenfels stepped 
back into her number one spot, 
allowing the rest of the team to re- 
turn to their proper ranking, which 
did not hurt the squad on their way 
to the second 7-2 win in two days. 

In the victory over the Beavers, 
the performance of the team mem- 
bers was very steady throughout all 
six singles and three doubles 
matches. Baker said that the im- 
proved play from the number four 
and six spots has been the big factor 
in the team's recent success. 

After the "big weekend trip, the 
Bears hosted U.M.O. on Tuesday. 
The big Division I school is usually 
a formidable foe for Polar Bear 
squads, but that is not at all the case 
in women's, tennis competition. 
Coach Baker's squad shutout the 

Black Bears 9-0, to bring their record 
to .500 for the young season. 

The domination of Bowdoin over 
the visitors from Orono was evi- 
dent in the number of games each 
team won during singles competi- 
tion: Bowdoin-75, U.M.O.-21. 

"We're back on track, "said Coach 
Baker. "We feel good about the rest 
of the season." 

Certainly optimism is in order 
with the play of the number four, 
five, and six spots. Baker lauded the 
performance of co-captain Jen 
Grimes '90 who is 3-0 playing in the 
number four and five spots. Nicole 
Gastonguay '92,inthefifthand sixth 
spots, also drew praise from Coach 
Baker for her 5-1 record this season. 

The return of Wallenfels was 
important to the team as she con- 
tributed to the M.I.T. victory when 
she reunited with partner Gustafson 
to win their doubles match. She went 
on to win her singles matches, also. 

The Bears will need more consis- 
tent play to continue their winning 
ways today against Wheaton, as 
they will try to avenge last years 
loss. They will also face Simmons 
tomorrow. Just around the corner is 
Colby next Wednesday, which will 
probably be the biggest match of 
the season for the team. 



Heidi Wallenfels *91 en route to victory . Photo by Bidu "92. 

Polar Bears set records 
in up and down week 

Volleyball serves up second place finish 


Last Saturday, the women's vol- 
leyball team hosted the Polar Bear 
Invitational. They finished with a 
strong second place among twelve 
tough teams. 

In the first match, the Polar Bears 
played St. Joe's College, their most 
difficult opponent of the prelimi- 
nary rounds. The Bears put in a 
solid effort and won in straight 
games, 15-10, 15-13. 

In the second match. Coach Lynn 
Ruddy's squad beat Thomas Col- 
lege by an even wider margin, 15-6, 
1 5-8, and proved in the process that 
they would be one of the tougher 

teams to beat in this tournament. 

That afternoon, Bowdoin faced 
Emmanuel College of Boston, and 
handed them t wo quick defeats by a 
score of 15-6 in both games. The 
Bears then proved that "you ain't 
seen nothin' yet" as they hammered 
Colby 15-2 and 15-5, establishing 
their right to play in the semifinals. 

In the two last rounds, the Bears 
faced much more difficult oppo- 
nents in the University of Maine- 
Farmington and then the Univer- 
sity of New England. The women 
beat UMF in a close first game, 16- 
14, but then awakened to romp to a 
15-2 victory, assuring their trip to 
the finals. 

They lost in the final round to 
UNE 14-16, 15-7, 14-16 in what can 
only be described as a match that 
could have gone either way. 

Coach Ruddy was very happy 
with the team's performance, citing 
the great servesof sophomores Lynn 
Keeley and Ellen Williamson as a 
large part of the team's victories. 
She added that since the Bears are 
playing difficult opponents, their 
record is even more impressive. 

So far, the team has a lot to be 
proud of, including the number 
eight ranking in a poll of New Eng- 
land volleyball coaches. This is the 
team's first ranking in the poll, 
which includes all Division HI 
schools from Connecticut to Maine. 

ThisSaturday, the Bears will make 
the trip to Lewiston to play in the 
Bates Invitational. It is important 
that the team play well here, as they 
will face many divisional foes in a 


"It was the best of times, it was 
the worst of times." Although not 
its original intention, this quote 
could easily describe the men's 
soccer team last week. On Wednes- 
day, Sept. 20, the good times rolled 
as the Bears shattered at least three 
records in demolishing Maine Mari- 
time 14-0. On Saturday, however, 
the mood turned somber as ECAC 
rival Connecticut College stunned 
the Bears 1-0. 

It is not often one gets to see 
double digits posted in a soccer 
game, especially at the collegiate 
level, but the Bears managed two 
touchdowns against a pathetic 
Mariner squad. The game ended 
2:13 after it began when defensive 
back Blair Dils '90 scored his first 
Bowdoin goal to give the Bears a 1- 

Four minutes later the Bears tal- 
lied again as Bob Schultz '90 scored 
his first of the year and game on an 
assist from Tom Groves '90 

Play settled down for twelve min- 

Credit Schultz, tri-captain Dirk 
Ashcrman '90, Bill Langc '91, Greg 
Hostetter '91 and Mike Trucano '92 
with the goals which gave the Bears 
a 7-0 lead. Trucano's goal also tied 
the school record for goals in a game 
set a week ago against UNE. 

Records are made to be broken, 
and seven minutes later striker 
LanceConrad '91 did the honors. In 
reality, though, the first half be- 
longed to midfielder Asherman. 

Asherman added two more goals, 
giving the Bears some breathing 
room at the half 10-0. Asherman 
finished the half with a hat trick and 
three assists for nine points, which 
must be a record for points in a half. 

Not to beoutdone, striker Schultz 
returned with a record performance 
in the second half as he added a hat 
trick of his own. Schultz finished 
the game with a school record five 

Derek Spence '92 added the extra 
point for the final 14-0. 

On Saturday, the Bears travelled 
to New London, Connecticut to face 
the 6th ranked Camels. Despite the 

utes, and then the Bears got serious 

day that promises to be filled with about scoring. In a ten minute span embarrassing excuse for a tune-up 

exciting contests. the Bears scored not one, not two, game, the Bears were poised to spoil 

not three, not four, but FIVE goals. (Continued on page twelve) 

Women's soccer squad remains unbeaten 

Abby Jealous '91 is all concentration in last Saturday's Invitational. 
Photo by Bidu "92 


The women's soccer team in- 
creased their record to 2-0-1 with a 
4-1 win over Babson last Saturday. 
This victory over the Beavers moved 
the Polar Bears into the number two 
position in the New England Divi- 
sion III polls. 

Bowdoin opened the scoring early 
in the first half. Sue Ingram '90 took 
a pass from Didi Salmon '92 and 
left-footed a shot into the Babson 

Following closely after Ingram's 
goal, Sarah Russell '91 lifted a shot 

from the right side over the goalie's 
outstretched arms and into the left 
corner of the goal to give the Polar 
Bears a 2-0 lead. 

Bowdoin added a third goal in 
the first half when the Babson goalie 
misplayed the ball during a 
scramble. Ingram was the benefici- 
ary of the miscue, running in an 
easy shot. 

The Beavers scored theironly goal 
with five minutes left in the half, but 
Bowdoin had an answer for that in 
the second half, when Co-Captain 
Karen Crehore '90 managed to get 
the ball through a tightly packed 

defense from short range. 

Coach John Cullen was pleased 
with the overall play of the team. 
He believed the game was good for 
all the players because "the starters 
got sufficient rest and everyone was 
able to get plenty of playing time." 

This overall play helped the team 
prepare for a stretch of three games 
in five days; including a tough road 
game against Division I UVM on 
Oct. 1. 

The Bears hosted Southern Maine 
on Wednesday afternoon and take 
on the visiting Wheaton squad this 
afternoon at 3:30 p.m. 


The Bowdoin Orient 


Bears battle Panthers to tie 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

Rain, rain, and more rain was 
the situation at Middlebury Col- 
lege last Saturday, where the foot- 
ball team opened their 1989 sea- 
son. Despite the wretched field 
conditions, Bowdoin came away 
with a 12-12 tie. 

All of the scoring for both teams 
occurred in the first quarter. 

The Panthers struck first, rush- 
ing for a 58 yard touchdown on 
the first play of the game. Middle- 
bury missed the extra point, 
however, and went up 6-0. 
. The Bears were unable to do 
much with their first possession 
and were forced to punt. 

Later in the quarter, the Pan- 
thers intercepted a pass thrown 
by quarterback Mike Kirch and 
took over at the Bowdoin seven 
yard line. They needed only one 
play to put the ball in the end zone 
and take a 12-0 lead. The Panthers 
went for two this time, but the 
pass failed. 

The Bears were able to capital- 
ize pn the Panther's mistakes, as 
the Panthers fumbled at their own 
28 yard line. 

On third and ten, Kirch found 
Paul Popeo '90 wide open in the 
end zone for the 28 yard TD pass. 

"The rain wasn't as much of a 
problem as it seemed to be," said 
Popeo. "It didn't make too much 
of a difference, we both had to 
play in it." 

Head Coach Howard Van- 
dersea had said in preseason that 
the with the new rule of not using 
a tee, the condition of the field was 
going to be very important. This 
proved to be the case as Bowdoin 
missed the PAT, but had narrowed 

the gap 12-6. 

It was the same scenario on 
Bowdoin's next possession. The 
Bears took over at the Middle- 
bury 40 after recovering another 
Panther fumble. 

A 20 yard pass from Kirch to 
tight end Dodds Hayden '90 put 
Bowdoin in good position. On a 
second and ten situation from the 
18, Kirch ran in for the score. 

The extra point failed, and the 
game was now tied up at 12. 

That was all the scoring any- 
one was going to see the rest of 
the game. 

Turnovers on both sides were 
frequent, and Kirch became a 
familiar sight, as he punted seven 
times for the Polar Bears. 

The second half looked much 
like the second quarter did. 

The closest anyone got to the 
goal line came on Bowdoin's sec- 
ond possession of the half, as they 
drove to the Panther 23 yard line 
before fumbling. * 

Defensively the Bears played 
well. Co-captain Rick Arena '90 
made 13 solo tackles, and Scott 
Wilkin '90 had 10 tackles and a 
fumble recovery to lead the Bears. 

Linebacker Steve Cootey '91 
finished Saturday's game with 
seven solo tackles and six assists. 

Although it wasn't a big day 
statistic-wise for the offense, Kirch 
passed for 109 yards against the 

Tomorrow Vandersea's squad 
hosts Trinity for their home 
opener. It will be a challenging 
match-up, as the Bantams are 
comingoff 30-0 blankingof Colby 
last week. 

The game is set for 1 :30 tomor- 
row at Whittier field. 

Pack running pays off for harriers 


The men's cross country is begin- 
ning to reap the benefits of the hard 
work they put into summer train- 
ing. The results of this hard work 
can be seen in the outcome of the 
meet this past weekend, where the 
harriers placed third against the Uni- 
versity of New Hampshire, the 
University of Rhode Island, and 
Central Connecticut State Univer- 

In preparation for this race, the 
men's team had been concentrating 
in practice on "pack" running. 

"Our pre-race strategy was to run 
as a strong Bowdoin pack, and by 
following through with this we 
raced very well on Saturday," said 
tri-captain John Dougherty '91. 

So, as the race began, a sea of 
black shirts and white shorts could 
be seen moving together along the 
course at U. N. H., and this pack 
could be detected throughout most 
of the 5.0 mile course. 

By the conclusion of the race, the 
pack thinned out somewhat as the 
runners settled into their final posi- 

Finishing number one for Bow- 
doin was freshman Sam Shprkey, 
who ran an impressive 26:27/ which 
put him in ninth place overall. 

Running with Sharkey in the front 
of the Bowdoin pack was tri-cap- 
tain Marty Malague '90 who fin- 
ished only four secondsbehind him 
with a 26:31 and a tenth place. 

A time of 27:06 put Dougherty in 
19th place overall, a solid finish for 
the third runner from the Bowdoin 

Dan Gallagher came through for 
the harriers again, running in 28th 

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Completing the Bowdoin top five 
was Rob McDowell '91, whose 27:58 
put him just five seconds and two 
places behind Gallagher. McDow- 
ell's performance was a surprise to 
some, but he will definitely con- 
tinue to be a major contributor to 
the varsity team this year. 

Bill Callahan '92and Andrew Yim 
'93 finished 32nd and 34th respec- 
tively, and with strong races filled 
the sixth and seventh spots for 

Trombly, Mostrum, Kinley, Tory 
and Selzer, all class of '93, also ran 
for the Polar Bears and contributed 
strong races to the overall Bowdoin 

The final score was U.N.H. 23, 
U.R.I. 46, Bowdoin 79, and C.C.S.U. 

98. Bowdoin's third placeteam score 
is strong one against two Division I 
teams and one Division II team. 

Coach Peter Slovenski has confi- 
dence that the team will be even 
stronger in the upcoming weeks. 

".We've been working very hard, 
so we're not yet racing our fastest. 
In another week or two the men's 
team will come together very well," 
said Slovenski. 

We can see the harriers race to 
their full potential this Saturday, 
September 30 here at Bowdoin. They 
will be hosting Colby and the Uni- 
versity of Southern Maine. The 
home course goes through the cen- 
ter of campus, so if you see a Polar 
Bear runner on Saturday morning, 
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Devaney f s defensive skills 
boost women's soccer 


Anyone involved with sports 
knows that statistics do not al- 
ways tell the whole story. This is 
the case with Kathleen Devaney 

The senior back from Guilford, 
CT has accumulated a total of two 
points in her college career. One 
came on an assist her junior year, 
the other on her first collegiate 
^oal scored this year on a corner 
kick against Trinity. This statistic 
is very deceiving. 

Playing the left back position 
requires skill and concentration, 
since the back guards the right 
forward of the opponent, usually 
the strongest of the forwards be- 
cause of the number of right- 
footed players. 

One-on-one defense is her spe- 
cialty; most often an opponent 
who brings the ball in to Deva- 
ney's area watches it sail the other 

Devaney's success began in high 
school. Her Guilford soccer team 
won the state championship in 
her junior year. However, at the 
time, her main interest was track. 
She says she came to Bowdoin as 
a runner, but since then she has 
dropped track and taken up la- 
crosse as a spring sport. 

Her play on the field is not the 
only aspect that impresses her 
coach of four years, John Cullen. 

Cullen calls her a "very social 

(person, in the sense that she inte- 
grates the new players and is a 

positive influence during the 
games and over the course of the 

"Kathleen sees broader possi- 
bilities other than soccer," Cul- 
lenadded. "She looks to improve 
and help the other players im- 
prove with each game. She takes 
players aside when they have 
problems, as a big sister would ." 

Devaney has been a starter for 
all four of her collegiate seasons, 
seasons that have been very 

In her freshman year, Bow- 
doin finished 11-5 and went to 
the MAC finals. The following 
year, the team won the N1AC 
championship in a 13-2-1 sea- 

Last year, however, the squad 
fell to 7-7-1, but reached the 
semifinals of the ECAC tourna- 

Devaney enjoys soccer be- 
cause "it is a team sport." 

'The reason I lost interest in 
track was that a runner is on her 
own. In soccer, I get to work 
with the other players and the 
coach very closely." 

Devaney respects Cullen as 
"an excellent team coach, but 
also a friend to all his players." 

Cullen shares this mutual 

"Kathleen Devaney is enthu- 
siasm," Cullen said. "She loves 
to be on the soccer field and this 
rubs off on the team. That is 
something the stat sheets don't 
tell you." 

Kathleen Devaney '90. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz 

Page 12 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday September 29, 1989 

Cross Country fares well at UNH 


Under conditions more typical of 
Georgia than New Hampshire, the 
women's cross-country team 
slipped, slid, and slogged its way to 
an encouraging performance 
again* the Wildcats of UNH. The 
Polar Bears placed four runners in 
the top ten to lose a competitive 24- 
34 meet against Division I oppo- 

Leading the way for Bowdoin 
was Eileen Hunt '93, who finished 
in second place, only eight seconds 
behind the winner, Jennifer Briggs. 


Hunt's teammates were not far be- 
hind, as Margaret Heron '91 came 
across the line in third place, nine 
seconds back. 

Running in the third position for 
the Bears and in seventh place in 
the race was freshman Kara Piersol, 
showing her steady improvement. 
Classmate Karen Fields, in her first 
race back from injury, ran fourth, 
followed closely by fellow fresh- 
man Ashley Warner. Rounding out 
the top seven were seniors Gretchen 
Herold and Jessica Gaylord. 

The true mark of Bowdoin's per- 
formance was the five person gap 

time,the difference bet ween the first 
and fifth person's time, of one min- 
ute exactly. 

Although the Division I teams 
the women have been facing have 
overpowered them, the women are 
ranked in the top ten in New Eng- 
land Division III, and should fare 
very well against those schools. 

On Saturday the team faces sec- 
ond ranked Colby, Bates, and Smith. 
Farley Field House is the best place 
to view the action, so have brunch 
early and comechcerthe Polar Bears 
to victory. The starting gun will go 
off at! 0:30. 

(Continued from page nine) 
the Camel homecoming. 

In easily their best game of the 
year, the Bears attacked early but 
wcrethwarted repeatedly by Camel 
goaltender Lew Cutillo who made 
several excellent saves to keep the 
Bears off the board. 

The Bears' defense, aided by the 
return of stopper Pat Hopkins '92, 
were also up to the task as they 
continually shut down the Camels 
and prevented any dangerous op- 

In fact, the Bears allowed seven 
first half corner kicks which resulted 
mostly from deflected shots. Wilson 
matched Cutilloand theteams went 
to halttime tied 0-0. 

The second half belonged to the 
Bears. After two quick Camel shots, 
the defense picked the Boars' play 
up a notch and momentum shifted 
in Bowdoin's favor. Unfortunately, 
the Bears were unable to finish any 
of its scoring chances and the game 
remained scoreless into the final 

Then disaster struck, on their 
tenth corner kick of the game. Camel 

Al Wiggins took a pass at the top of 
the eighteen and blistered a shot 
past everyone into the upper left 
corner of the net. Wilson tipped the 
ball but couldn't get enough of it to 
make the save. 

The Bears stood shocked as they 
wereexpecting Wiggins to cross the 
ball rather that shoot. With only 
7:40 left in regulation, the Bears 
found themselves trailing 1-0. 

The time dwindled down until 
the homecoming crowd was able to 
count down the final seconds and 
go home happy as the Boars failed 
to beat Cutillo, who finished with 
1 2 saves. 

. Wilson, who finished with six 
saves said what everyone felt, 'They 
stole the game from us." 

For the game, the Bears outshot 
the Camels 17-1 1 but left frustrated 
with their second ECAC loss of the 
year. The lossalsodropped the Bears 
to 2-2 on the year. 

"I thought this was our best game 
of the year; we did n't do everything 
right, but we improved and we have 
to continue to improve," said 


This sentiment was echoed by 
Coach Tim Gilbride. 

Last Tuesday, the Bears defeated 
visiting Southern Maine 1 -0. Cover- 
age on that game will be in next 
week's issue. 

Tomorrow Bowdoin hosts thc- 
Babson Beavers at 12:30 at Pickard 



Women's cross country 10:30 a.m. 

vs. Bates, Colby, Smith, USM 

Men's cross country 1 1 :00 a.m. 

vs. Colby USM 

Field Hockey vs. Salem State 12:00 p.m. 

(Pickard Field) 

Women's Tennis vs. Simmons 12:30 p.m. 

(Pickard Field) 

Men's Soccer vs. Babson 1 2:30 p.m. 

(Pickard Field) 

Football vs. Trinity 1 :30 p.m. 

(Whittier Field) 


Men's JV soccer vs. Bridgton 4:00 p.m. 

(Pickard Field) 


Men's JV soccer vs. Bates 3:30 p.m. 

(Pickard Field) 


Linksters capture CBB championship 


ORIENT Asst. Sports Editor 

The men's golf team defeated 
Colby and Bates last Monday to win 
this years CBB golf title. 

The Bowdoin squad was domi- 
nating, beating second place Colby 
by fifteen strokes, and third place 
Bates by twenty-five strokes. 

The Polar Bears wcreagain led by 
Steve Mitchell '90, who won the 
Medalist Honors with a six over par 


Not far behind Mitchell was Tom 
Sablak '93, who shot an 82 to earn a 
tie for second place. 

Consistency was the hallmark of 
Coach Terry Meagher's squad, as 
the top five Bears were all in the 

Coming in behind Mitchell and 
Sablak were Scott Stikeleather *90, 
who carded an 85, Alex Ruttenberg 
'91, finishing with an 86, and Greg 

Spiro '92, who rounded out the 
scoring with a 87. 

The solid performance- ot the 
Bowdoin linkstor. is uitnossoU in 
the fact that Spiro, finishing titth tor 
the team, was only beaten bv three 
of the visiting flavors. 

The team will take a week to pro- 
pare for its last tournament of the 
season which is the New England 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 13 


Conservation out the window 

John Simko 

The heating plant for the cam- 
pus, having been shut down all 
summer, will be fired up and pro- 
ducing heat by Thursday after- 
noon, Sept. 28. Through the eager 
encouragement of environmen- 
tally-minded individuals, as well 
as the Environmental Studies 
Department, the administration 
had agreed to keep the heat off 
until the first week of October. But 
as the breeze has picked up, and 
droplets of rain have fallen, stu- 
dents and faculty have actively 
complained about the cold. Al- 
ways glad to please the college 
community. Physical Plant, with 
the administration's go ahead, 
decided to fire the boilers and start 
producing heat. Conservation has 
gone, quite literally/out the win- 

To build enough pressure in the 
boilers to heat the campus, the 
heating plant will burn 1000-1200 
gallons of oil a day. By the middle 
of October, this amount will have 
increased to approximately 2000 
gallons of oil per day. Once the 
snow is piled up around the Polar 
Bear, the plant will be burning 
5000 gallons per day. The cost, 
startingThursday, will be $630 per 
day, and will be more than $1600 
per day by the middle of winter as 
heating needs and oil costs in- 
crease. This first week of heating 
will cost the college at least $4400 

as at least 7000 gallons of oil are 
burned. The plant will not be shut 
off until summer, despite any 
warmer weather we experience in 
the meantime. 

With rising tuition costs, deplet- 
ing oil reserves, and increasing 
global warming trends, it seems 
quite reasonable to try to go a week 
or two without heat, even at the 
tremendous inconvenience of wear- 
ing a sweater instead of a t-shirt. 

Physical Plant should not be 
implicated, as the villain in this 
energy use scenario. The various 
conservation measures already 
employed by Physical Plant are too 
numerous to list here. Heating is 
regulated on campus by a compu- 
terized monitoring system, as is the 
campus electrical consumption. 
Adjustments in energy consump- 
tion are made daily to insure eco- 
nomic and environmental savings. 

Yet Physical Plant can do only so 
much to conserve energy. Respon- 
sibility for energy conservation must 
fall on the primary consumers of 
energy on campus: the student body. 
Why do we need the heat on so soon 
if the overall cost, both in financial 
and environmental terms, is so high? 

Excessive use of heat and electric- 
ity brings our planet ever closer to 
the reality of irrevocable climate 
change and resource depletion. 
Industrial activity such as the heat- 
ing plant's boilers adds 5.1 billion 
tons of heat-retaining carbon diox- 
ide into the atmosphere each year. 
The warming caused asa result, vis- 
a-vis the Greenhouse Effect, could 
cause a 3-5 degrees Celsius increase 
in global temperatures over the next 

century. This increase in tempera- 
ture is equivalent to that which the 
planet went through at the end of 
the last ice age 18,000 years ago. 
The current trend is occurring 35 
times as fast, however. The result 
if this trend continues will be a 
gradual melting of the ice caps, 
and therefore a rise in sea level. 
Areas such as coastal Florida, 
Louisiana, and Bangladesh will be 
flooded to the point of inhabitabil- 

The total oil reserves for the 
planet will reach their peak by the 
beginning of the twenty-first cen- 
tury; the amount of oil available 
will decrease rapidly from this 
point on. The creep toward total 
exhaustion of fossil fuels will be 
hallmarked by disruption of the 
organization of society. Nations 
with oil, already in political con- 
flict with nations dependent upon 
oil, may enter physical aggression 
as fossil fuels become scarcerland 
scarcer; the line between 'haves' 
and 'have-nots' will bedrawn on a 
global level. 

Just as we as a society will even- 
tually have to use a different pri- 
mary energy source, we need to 
act today to conserve energy 
sources so that solutions for to- 
morrow can become a reality. In 
the face of human extinction 
through unnatural, unlivable cli- 
mate changes, there can be no act 
more dangerous than the exces- 
sive use of heat and electricity. In 
light of rising tuition costs, there 
can be no question more ignorant 
than, 'Tor $19,000, why can't we 
have heat year-round?". 


Language perpetuates sexism 

To the Editor: 

In response to Adam Najberg's 
column "Feminists misdirect their 
efforts," I disagree with Mr. 
Najberg's statement that feminists' 
efforts to equalize the English lan- 
guage are "a joke." Granted, heav- 
ier issues such as sexual harassment 
and physical abuse of women are, 
as they should be, priorities. I don't 
think any feminist — male or female 
would dispute that. However, I 
think that it is still important that 
we continue to analyze and ques- 
tion sexism as it permeates our lives 
on all levels. 

I do not believe that it is most 
feminists' intentions to try and 
change history. Hemingway, 
Shakespeare, Eliot and others made 
valuable contributions to our soci- 
ety. I believe, as Mr. Najberg also 
said, that their writing reflects the 
culture of that time period. We, as 
feminists, must deal with the pres- 
ent culture in which we are in tran- 
sition. All forms of sexism, however 
minute they may appear to be, must 
be challenged. Using "man, he, and 
his" may seem like a minor issue to 
some, but as one great person once 
said (the name escapes me) "It's not 
the mountain that wears vou down. 

it's the grain of sand in your shoe." 

Mr. Najberg goes on to say, Tf 
women are offended by male dic- 
tion, why don't they employ 
'woman, she and hers' when writ- 
ing?" Surely, Mr. Najberg, you've 
heard the saying "two wrongs don't 
make a right"? 

Is it really so difficult to make the 
extra effort to use person instead of 
man or woman? I don't believe so. 
No fern i nist I ' ve ever heard of would 
use "anthropoid" or "androgynous 
groupof sentient beings." In almost 
all cases using she/he or person 
works fine. 

On a more personal note, I think 
one of the most offensive things I 
see on a daily basis are the signs put 
out by construction and utility 
companies that read "MEN WORK- 
ING" in bold orange. How do you 
suppose the female workers feel? 
Are we to believe the women work- 
ers are permanently out to lunch, or 

In conclusion I would say that 
Bowdoin should give money to 
Rape Crisis, battered -women shel- 
ters, and other worthy causes. But 
carry on, Ms. Coleman because your 
work is needed too! 

Tammy Lee Swem 

Research works. 


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Howell remembered 

The shocking sad news passed 
around campus quickly yester- 
day, spread in hushed whispers 
from faculty to staff to students and vice 
versa. Professor Howell, teacher, admin- 
istrator and friend, was dead. 
Probably most of the student body has 
no idea of just how much influence 
Howell had on every one of us, whether 
you had ever met him or not. Howell was 
president of the College during one of 
the most dramatic and changing periods 
the campus had ever seen: the end of the 
tumultuous Sixties and most of the Sev- 
enties. \ 
The controversy over the Vietnam War 
was raging by the time Howell, at 32, 
became the youngest president the Col- 
lege had ever seen - and one of the young- 
est in the country - in 1969. His youth 
seemed symbolic, for it was the youth of 
the country that was so active . In only his 
second year as President, the boiling 
emotions of the student body exploded 
into action: a week-long student strike of 
classes. But Howell supported a dialogue 
with students, instead of punishing them. 
He believed students were people who 
had a right to express themselves. He 
was that kind of person. 
Other crucial issues followed on the heels 
of the Vietnam controversy, particularly 
the questions of minorities and women 
at Bowdoin. 

It was under Howell that Bowdoin estab- 
lished the state's first Afro-American 
center, and began the struggle to make 
Bowdoin a more diverse institution. The 
plaque he received in 1979 from the 
Bowdoin Afro-American Society hon- 
ored him for "his strong commitment 
and effort on behalf of Black students at 
For a College that had been all-male for 

over 170 years, the decision to admit 
women must have been a difficult one. 
But Howell was never afraid of the reac- 
tions of backward-looking alumni. He 
saw only the future, and wholeheartedly 
supported the transition to coeducation. 
One of Bowdoin's unique features to any 
high school senior browsing through the 
College Catalogue is the optional SAT 
policy. Once again, it was during How- 
ell's presidency that these ulcer-induc- 
ing tests were eliminated, to the joy of 
incoming students everywhere. 
And the list goes on: the beginnings of 
today's computing center, the Twelve 
College Exchange, the Visual Arts Cen- 
ter. All were results of his tenure at the 

But Roger Howell's contributions to 
Bowdoin by no means stopped when he 
stepped down from the presidency in 
1 978. He loved to teach, and left the presi- 
dency to devote more time to that which 
he loved. He was always accessible to 
students. Maybe it was in his Hubbard 
Hall basement office, smoking his pipe 
and reading his London Times. Or walk- 
ing across the quad in his blue blazer, 
brief case and umbrella in hand, scarf 
waving in the wind behind him. He was 
always willing to take the time to assist, 
console, or just chat. 
He was eternally optimistic, had a won- 
derful sense of humor and never missed 
an opportunity to make his presence felt 
amongst the students. Many alumni will 
fondly recall his voice leading the cheers 
at Dayton Arena. 

Roger Howell never stopped giving of 
himself to the students: this semester he 
continued to teach classes, even after he 
became ill. He was a man who loved 
teaching, and he loved this place. We will 
all miss him. 





To the Editor: 

The recent brouhaha concerning sexist lan- 
guage has caused me to entertain some ri- 
diculous thoughts. 1 say let's expunge ALL 
instances of sexism in the English language. 
Start with the "woman": 

^ per^j 

^ daughter = woper- 

Imagine how'ear-wrenching Prof. Dorothy 
Colewoperdaughter would sound like. By 
the way, I'm still profoundly stumped on 
how to replace the title of Jane Jervis, DEAN 
of the College, with a non-sexist one. If I'm not 
mistaken, Dean is a man's name. Volunteers, 

Jewish holidays 

To the Editor: 

This country has days for celebration (July 
4th, Labor Day) and participation (Election 
Day). Interestingly, the Jewish calendar lists a 
day for repentance (Yom Kippur). Through- 
out U.S. history, Americans have acknowl- 
edged wrongdoing about slavery, at the time 
of Lincoln, all the way up to present-day 
national regrets about Viet Nam, mistreat- 
ment of American Indians, etc. Each. Yom 
Kippur, for thousands of years, Jewish people 
have realized the need of personal, as well as 
national repentance. It's not only we who are 
Jewish, who have to turn to God in true 


I'm offering a piece of Hershey bar to any 
person or perdaughter who could come up 
with the best solution. Darn, there I go again! 
That's Hishey bar for all of you guys and 
Hershey bar for gals. 

Having let off some steam, I can now go 
back to MORE important things like my re- 
search and my teaching - and ah, those poor 
pine trees sacrificed for my beloved parking 
spot - so that I can be of service to humankind 
(hu woperdaughterkind too, of course - but of 

With all sincerity, 

Michael K. Ong 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

repentance, but everyone whom God has 
created. And none of us can come to know 
God personally and be changed for the bet- 
ter, except through Jesus the Messiah, Who 
died for us and has the power to change us. 
Unlike New Year's Day resolutions, Yom 
Kippur is not a day of self-reformation where 
we cleanse ourselves and then go back to our 
sins. Repentance has to go beyond admitting 
we have done wrong. If we as individuals 
turn to God through the Messiah, we will be 
forgiven truly, and as the Bible says, "Happy 
is that people whose God is the Lord." 
Neil Altman 

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Irresponsible journalism 

To the Editor: 

Once again Adam Najberg's column "Fire 
at Will" was so offensive that we feel com- 
pelled to respond. In his latest piece, Adam 
strays from his topic of collusion and man- 
ages to alienate virtually every minority group 
on campus. 

Under the guise of criticizing Bowdoin's fi- 
nancial aid policy, he actually attacks the 
recognized need todiversifythestudentbody. 
Not only does he objectify minorities by 
confining them to labels, but he perpetuates 
the myth that these students are less qualified 

Najberg off target 

To the Editor: 

Adam Najberg is on a roll. In each of the 
past two weeks his column in the Bowdoin 
Orient has proven offensive to members of 
the college community. 

Another apology is in order after "The real 
collusion story...." Had he merely asked, Mr. 
Moulton or I would have been pleased to 
discuss with him basic information associ- 
ated with overlap. 

to be at Bowdoin. The belief that students are 
less preferential treatment based on their race, 
gender, or ethnicity is ignorant, false and 

Najberg's argument has no intellectual 
basis. His writing does not reveal a construc- 
tive opinion, but simply irresponsible jour- 
nalism. Perhaps he should take the time to 
learn about the topic he chooses to discuss 
before taking blind potshots. 


The Bowdoin Women's Association and 

The Women's Resource Center Collective. 

Instead, he chose to write a column which 
reflects little or no research. 

Adam Najberg obviously had a lot of fun 
at a good man's expense. The next time 
Najberg zero's in on 'Tire At Will," it would 
be appropriate if he's on target. 

Johanna D. Infantine 

Assistant Director 

Student Aid 


Friday, September 29, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 15 

Letters to the Editor 

Search Committee 

To the Editor: 

The Presidential Search Commit- 
tee is currently in the process of 
searching for a successor for Presi- 
dent Greason, who will retire in 
June, 1990. The next President will 
have an enormous impact on the di- 
rection of Bowdoin in the coming 
decade(s). He or she will carry the 
formal responsibility for theadmin- 
istrative, intellectual, and curricu- 
lar leadership of the institution. 
Clearly, the decision is an impor- 
tant one for the entire campus 

The search process has reached a 
stage where strict confidentiality is 
necessary. In order to protect Bow- 
doin as an institution, and the pri- 
vacy of individual candidates, the 
work of the Committee in the up- 
coming monthscan not bedisclosed. 

Despite the impossibility of a for- 
mal dialogue between the Search 
Committee and the larger college 

Alumnus dislikes construction 

community, students and others can 
play an integral role in shaping the 
outcome of the search. 

Earlier this month all students 
received a letter from John Magee, 
Chairman of the Presidential Search 
Committee, inviting suggestions of 
potential candidates, or recommen- 
dations regarding thequalifications 
or characteristics you feel would be 
necessary for a successful candidate. 
A^ student members of the Presi- 
dential Search Committee, we 
would like to echo Mr. Magee's 
invitation. We encourage your par- 
ticipation and recommendations. 
While the search for our next Presi- 
dent is a confidential undertaking, 
it can only succeed if members of 
the college community contribute 
ideas and suggestions to the proc- 

Thank you. 

Amy Schaner '90 and Mitchell 
Zuklie '91 

Hispanic students offended 

To the Editor: 

We the members of the Hispanic 
Student Association were offended 
by Adam Najberg's article The Real 
Collusion Story." Adam, in his at- 
tempt at satirizing the financial 
assistance policies of the college, 
has carelessly and incorrectly ad- 
dressed the viable presence of un- 
der-represented groupsat Bowdoin. 

In his article Adam attacks the 
broadened definition of diversity. 
Once, diversity within the Bowdoin 
Community might have referred to 
people with mainly the same back- 
ground but with varied interests. 
Today, however, diversity, as we 
perceive it, encompasses people not 
only with varied interests but also 
people of differing cultural and 
economic experiences. This change 
is essential if Bowdoin as an institu- 
tion of higher learning is to posses 
any social conscience and responsi- 
bility. The expanded definition of 
diversity should aim at represent- 
ing the social realities of our coun- 
try. Is it, Adam, that you fa vor anach- 
ronism and want to ignore once 

Nudists want right: 

To the Editor: 

I am asking a group of authority 
or person of knowledge to clear up 
a question that I have. As a student 
of Bowdoin College, and therefore a 
memberof the laYger Bowdoin com- 
munity, I assumed that I had the 
right to advertise, with civil means, 
any movement or i nterest group that 
I may represent. This right was 
violated by an anonymous body on 
Monday when my posters were 
removed from various places on 
campus. As campus co-coordinator 
and co-founder of the Maine chap- 
ter of the National Nude Movement 
based in Bliss, Idaho, I attempted to 
advertise upcoming events at Bow- 
doin. As the symbol of the school 
incorporates the rising sun. The 
Movement felt it would be a unique 
opportunity to celebrate the sun- 
rise, on the Quad of the campus, 
using natural solar post-modern 

again the socially marginalized 
peoples of this country, the people 
that do not form part of the domi- 
nant structure, the people that you 
label, "African-American, Hispanic, 
Oriental, Native American and 

Furthermore, Adam makes a 
blunt generalization inferring the 
"minority students" receive prefer- 
ential financial assistance by the 
mere fact of being who we are, 
under-represented groups of 
people. Adam dismisses the fact 
that such assistance is need based, 
It is provided to those who need it. 
If minorities receive substantially 
more financial aid, as Adam infers, 
this derives from the social factors 
that have caused them to be in an 
economically disadvantaged posi- 
tion. And this is not intrinsically 
tied to being a "minority." 

Diversity, cultural and economic, 
is too important to be trivialized by 
a superficial interpretation of its 
financial implication. 

Julian Rios 

The Hispanic Student Associa- 

"* ___________ __ _____________ __ _— — _ 

harmonic nudism in order to fur- 
ther unify students with the historic 
values of the college through the 
energy of the sun. The ideology of 
the national Movement is based 
around the furthering of traditional 
values of society which may have 
been lost to the decadence of drugs, 
alcohol,and promiscuous sex. These 
values have been retained by the 
sun through a process known as 
moral solar recapitulation. Only by 
stripping ourselves of our man made 
garments can we absorb the moral 
rays through a simple ritual proc- 

Thank you for supporting the 
rights of Bowdoin students. Events 
posted around campus will still take 
place unless the administration 
argues a case against our expres- 
sions of the inner-self. 

Kerry Dakin '92 

Benicia Gantner '92 


Research works. 


American Heart 

To the Editor: 

While passing through Brunswick 
last week, I noticed all the new con- 
struction going on or recently com- 
pleted at Bowdoin — the new park- 
ing lot behind Morrell gymnasium, 
the foundation piling holes for the 
Hatch Library, and the vinyl siding 
currently being installed at Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 

As an architect specializing in his- 
torical restoration, new construc- 
tion and renovation within histori- 
cal environments — including col- 
lege campuses — intrigues me. 
Proper planning and insightful 
design are often waylaid in favor of 
rushed political logic. The parking 
lot, 1 think weall now realize, shows 
political leadership ignoring com- 
munity values (though I must admit 
I do admire the organic s-curve 
swish design of the lot's entrance.) 

DKE's vinyl siding continues 

Bowdoin's recent foray into con- 
structional fatuousness; something 
I find particularly upsetting having 
spent some great years at DKE. 
When 1 think of DKE, I don't think 
of rustproof vinyl siding with simu- 
lation woodgrain. I have never 
considered DKE superficial and 
believe this new exterior is only 
"skin deep.'* It does not represent 
DKE's true character. 

Granted building materials are 
often selected for economic and 
practical reasons. But just as impor- 
tant as durability is the question of 
the symbolism those materials 
communicate. In tests, vinyl siding 
has repeatedly proved itself resis- 
tant to humid sea.air. It also looks 
ugly, suggests artifice, and evokes 
garish plastic nightmares of a 
crowded mobile home park in 
Tempe, Arizona. The slackened stuff 

Pemberton responds 

To the Editor: 

(Confidential to Wendell Far- 
thington. 111:) 

Congratulations are due you, as 
Adam Najherg reports in his 9-22- 
89 "Fire at Will" column. Yiu haw 
joined the ranks of the res^of the 
world! It may comfort you to know 
that, for instance, three of your 
would-be classmates were also 
unable to come to Bowdoin, having 
been accepted, because they could 
not afford the financial aid pack- 
ages offered them. Two of them 
opted to go to schools that you 
would consider a joke, the other 
isn't in college. Thev were "minor- 
ity students." 

Now you know you have at least 
one thing in commqn with African- 
Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Na- 
tive Americans, women, and other 

Column offensive 

To the Editor: 

I just want to thank Adam Najberg 
for his latest one-page wonder. He 
has managed to offend not only 
women, but an even larger majority 
of the student body. I suppose he 
should be commended for broad- 
ening his scope. Apparently, he 
holds everyone in contempt. 

He implies that there is an open L 
door policy for people of color and 
women, as well as athletes and 

people who do not have numerals 
after their names, 

I am confident that, it you think 
about it. you will find that you have 
lot sol other things in common with 
.them too—apart from poverty. 
Because you are a white male, and 
through no efforts of your own, 
born with great advantages, some- 
one told you that vou deserved 
special treatment, because you were 
entitled to it. And that looted you 
into believing thai vou had no kin- 
ship with the rest of the planet 
That's bad for you, and that's even 
worse for the planet 

We have a lot of work to do, We 
hope you'll join us. 


Cavle Pemberton 

Director of "Minority Affairs" 

others (although he forgot legacies). 
Statistically, people of 'color remain 
a minority and women co mpr ise 
less than 30% of the student popu- 
lation. The next implication in his 
premise is that .those students are 
not qualified to be at Bowdoin. 
Wrong again, Adam. Start prepar- 
ing next week's apology 


Staci Williams '90 

clashes with the statured weather- 
ing of nearby buildings, making the 
house appear alien to its surround- 
ings — the equivalent of a Howard 
Johnson's plopped, oh let's say, next 
to the Capitol. 

I just returned from Cordoba, 
Spain where for the past five years I 
headed the renovation of a Francis- 
can monastery damaged from air 
pollution and the Spanish Civil War. 
One of our major obstacles was 
locating granite that would match 
existing stone work. Local quarries 

did have similarly shaded stone, 
but the material lacked the unique 
luster and composition of the origi- 
nal reck. We ended up shipping 
seven tons of granite from a quarry 
in southern Morocco. 

I think the extra effort was worth 

C. Thomas Richardson 'h2 

Name change — 

To the Editor: 

Last war the Fxevutiw Hoard ap- 
proved of the Afro-Amcruan Sw I 
etv's change in name, The Afro 
American Center will keep its title. 
however, tn! \iro-An\oruan Sot I 
ety will be lounally known as the 
"Atruv i American Society" 

This change may appear trivial, 
but to the Society such a change 
symboli/cs the solidarity of out 
group. In the midst 01 our ditter 
BOOK, we acknowledge our sum 
larilies, inextricably linked to our 
shared ethnic origins This change 
also represents the struggles ol 
men) . past end present, to achieve 
lull recognition c4 our dual heri- 
tage- African and American 

To the co n t empo rary African* 

American, "Afro" represents* trend 
in the style of hair popular during 

the l960sand 70s, not descriptive oi 

a particularethnic group. Wedesiie 
an equal acknowledgement of eth- 
nic identity, such as that afforded 
Asian, and Hispanic-American 

The African-American Society 
nvogni/es and celebrates the diver- 
sity of our membership. We are 
confident that our "new" name will 
receive similar recognition and ac- 


The African-American Society, 

Vincent Jacks, 

Co-Minister of Culture '88-'89 





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Summer in South 
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"I think the future of South 
Africa depends on whether or not 
the national government recog- 
nizes the inevitability of negotia- 
tion/' said RobJenkins'91,a Bow- 
doin student from California who 
spent several months this summer 
working with the Episcopal church 
of Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 
South Africa. 

Jenkins worked on the Board of 
Social Responsibility (BSR), an or- 
ganization which serves to help 
tie the Episcopal diocese of Cape 
Town to the community. 'The BSR 
sees itself as an organization pro- 
moting social change and justice. 
In the U.S. it might be called a 
peace and justice ministry," Jen- 
kins explained. 

Jenkins talked to, visited and 
lived with people seeking a more 
equal society in South Africa. 
Many of the people he met were 
supporters of the banned organi- 

zation the African National Con- 
gress (ANC). "I think the ANC is 
very misunderstood in the U.S., 
especially since the Reagan era," 
he said. 

The ANC, often portrayed in 
this country as a terrorist organi- 
zation, does approve the use of 
force. Even so, Jenkins stressed 
that individual members are not 
the killers the media often leads 
Americans to imagine. 

While in South Africa, Jenkins 
stayed in the black township of 
Nyanga with a black family. The 
mother of the family is currently 
facing a possible twenty-year 
sentence for terrorism. She was 
trained to use a pistol by the ANC 
and drove members of the group 
from other countries into South 

According to Jenkins, the ANC 
receives much of its support from 
blacks in townships, with less 
support in rural areas. Through 

(Continued on page 12) 

College struggles to fill void 


- Roger Howell's death last week 
left the campus shocked and upset. 
This week the administration, the 
history department and the students 
are struggling to fill the void which 
he left. 

"Roger Howell is not someone 
you can replace," said Dean of the 
Faculty Alfred Fuchs. 

Fuchs stressed how helpful 
Howell's colleagues have been. 

"During his illness we had expec- 
tation s of his return, so hiscollcagucs 
participated in teaching his classes 
but we weren't anticipating having 
to replace him, " he added. 

"Before Roger's death, we were 
thinking. We'll manage for a week 
or so, then Roger will be back.' We 
were patching in small pieces- now 
wc have to patch in unified patches," 
said Daniel Levine, professor of 


Professor Emeritus William 
Whiteside who retired last year was 
asked to coordinate and sometimes 
lead Howell's classes, with the help 
of his colleagues. 

"It won't be the course that Roger 
taught, but his friends will try to 
make it as good as they can," said 

"We will rely heavily on depart- 
ment members who know the field 
that Howell taught," he added. "Wo 
have to start with the department 
and then reach out." 

The administration intends to take 
care of the classes as best it can, 
rather than dropping them com- 
pletely.. In addition to the Bowdoin 
professors that will step in, British 
History scholars may comeand lead 
one or two sessions. 

The History Department has al- 
ready placed an advertisement fora 

spring semester position. "At this 
point, we want to cover that, first - 
then the department will meet to 
discuss long term decisions and 
procedures," stated Fuchs. 

He added,"It will certainly be 
difficult' to find someone with the 
dedication Roger had." 

Levine echoed his sentiment. 
"We might have toalter something 
in one of 1 lowell's classes, in order 
to fit the new person's specialty. 
Asofnow, weareunsureofhowto 
shape the appointment. We just 
want to find the best person tor the 
position, "said Levine. 

Both Levine and Fuchs are opti- 
mistic about the future of their 
colleague's classes. Says Fuchs, 1 
think we'll be in good shape, and 1 
think we will get the best person 
tor the job - even though it won t 
be Roger." 

Jury acquits defendant in mock trial 



After nearly forty minutes of 
debate, the jury returned with a 
verdict of not guilty in the simu- 
lated rape trial of David Bristol held 
in Krcsge Auditorium Monday 
night. Was it rape? No, said the jury 
of nine women and one man, be- 
cause reasonable doubt existed as 
to whether Bristol, played by Pat 
Seed '90, raped or merely had sex- 
ual intercourse with Kim Lamboli, 
portrayed by Mary Inman '90. 

That was the culmination of an 
emotional night. Suzana Makowski 
'90 introduced the audience to the 
tensions inherent in this "court- 
room" with her welcoming state- 
ment, "What you will see tonight 
has not been rehearsed." 

Five sophmores charged with theft 

Last Friday morning, five Bow- 
doin students allegedly sawed 
down and stole a town of Bowdoin 
sign on Route 201. 

Sophomores Wendy Harvey, 
Paige Prescott, Hope Lipp, Ellen 
Mitchell and Jennifer Peabody were 
"summonsed in Topsham for theft 
and criminal mischief. The court 
date was set for November 6. 

As a result of the incident, Mitch- 
ell, a Coleman proctor, resigned 
from her position yesterday after- 
noon, according to Assistant Dean 
of Students Ana Brown. 

Dean of Students Kenneth Lewal- 
len said he has spoken with the 
Topsham Police Chief, a Bowdoin 
town selectman and a number of 
other officials concerning the inci- 
dent. He commented, "We are still 
investigating and talking with the 
women. Right now we are involved 

in trying to resolve the situation." 

Lewallen said the investigation 
will include gathering information 
from various sources and deciding 
on the level of involvement, if any, 
of each of the students. 

Once the investigation is com- 
plete, Lewallen can either refer the 
case to the Judiciary Board or handle 
the situation informally. Either 
Lewallen or the J-Board will then 
determine the students' innocence 
or guilt and the appropriate sanc- 

"The college will take action in- 
dependent of criminal charges," he 

Lewallen added that this is not an 
isolated case. There has been a rash 
of missing signs in town. He has 
received several phone calls and 
reports of missing signs. "I think 
this case brings to light things that 

have probably been happening the 
past several years," he said. 

Sign stealing is considered a 
misdemeanor, and can result in 
hefty fines and a jail sentence de- 
pending upon the cost of the stolen 

Lewallen concluded, "Any stu- 
dent is responsible to the Bowdoin 
administration and community as 
well as the larger community. They 
must obey college regulations and 
state law." 

The Honourable Sydney W. 
Wamick then entered thecourtroom 
and, before screening and selecting 
the jury at random from the audi- 
ence, stressed the seriousness of this 
"mock" trial. Judge Wamick then 
conducted an abbreviated version 
of an actual jury screening and ten 
jurors were selected . 

In his opening statement, Peter 
Fcssenden, attorney for the prose- 
cutionfimmcdiately addressed the 
vital issue of whether Bristol cm- 
ployed force or compulsion in or- 
der to have sexual intercourse with 
Lamboli. Fcssenden stated that he 
would attempt to prove that the 
sheer weight of David's body ren- 
dered Kim unable to resist and thus 
constituted force. 

The atttorncy for the defense 
Judith Andrucki then made her 
opening statement. She agreed that 
compulsion was the "key to this 
case," but said the lack of evidence 
of physical force com polled the jury 
to have reasonable doubt concern- 
ing rape. Andrucki also reminded 
the jury, "Wc are not here tonight 
fora referendum on rape nor arc wc 
here to send a message," but to prove 
beyond a "reasonable doubt that 
Kim submitted bccauseof...physical 
force." i 

Because of time constraints, 
Lamboli and Bristol were the only 
witnesses called. During the ques- 
tioning and subsequent cross-ex- 
amination of these two, the events 
of the night of thealleged ra pe began 
to unfold. 

Kim Lamboli, a Bowdoin fresh- 
man, met David Bristol, a junior 
and Biology 101 lab assistant on the 
first day of class. Over the next four 
and a half weeks, their friendship 
grew as David tried to help the 
homesick Kim "fit in." 

On the evening of September 23, 
David invited Kim to a pre- party 
being held in his room, 7D in Coles 
Tower. After having a few drinks, 
the two of them went with some of 
David's friends to a fraternity party. 
At the party, they danced and drank 
a few beers. In about an hour, Kim 
left for her room in Baxter House, 
accompanied by David. 

On the way to her room, David 
and Kim talked of the difficulties of 
adjusting to college life. David then 
suggested that they go to his room 
to continue talking and Kim ac- 
cepted. Once there they continued 
talking, began hugging each other 
and lay down on hisbed. After about 
thirty minutes, David moved on top 
(Continued on page 12) 


Due to a production error, the 
photographs were reversed on 
page 3 of last week's issue. We 
apologize for the error. 

INSIDE October 6,1989 


David Brower lecture - Page 2 


Devonsquare heads to 
Kresge - Page 5 


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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 6, 1989 

Self-Paced Calculus 
enrollment increases 

Freshman Becky Smith is pres- 
ently enrolled in the course and is 
one of its biggest advocates. "Math 
is a subject you can teach your- 
self," Smith said, "and if you know 
ahead of time that you're going to 
have a lot of work in your other 
classes, you can get ahead in your 
calculus." Other freshman, how- 
ever, are enrolled in SPC simply 
because of a schedule conflict — 
one reason which. Barker admit- 
ted, could contribute to this se- 
mester's high enrollment figures. 

When the course was first of- 
fered in 1978, an enrollment limit 
was set. However, it never needed 
to be enforced, and thus was re- 
cently dropped. Barkerdenied the 
prospect of having to re-institute 
the limits, due to the fact that en- 
rollment numbcrsalwaysdropoff 
in the spring. Also, students fill 
out course evaluation forms at the 
end of the semester, and if these 
indicate a need for more individ- 
ual attention, Barkersaid he would 
rather increase the size of the tuto- 
rial staff rathdr than re-install en- 
rollment lin>Hations. 

The program's expansion has 
caused slight overpopulation in 
tutorial sessions, and as a result an 
occasional student may leave a ses- 
sion feeling he or she didn't re- 
ceive all the help they would have 

Barker was quick to state, how- 
ever, that since there is hardly ever 
a time when tutors aren't busy 
working or grading checks, their 
interest remains perpetually ele- 
vated, and it comes through in their 

ORIENT Contributor 

This fall, enrollment in the Self- 
Paced Calculus (SPC) program 
has skyrocketed. Approximately 
one hundred thirty-five students 
have opted for SPC as opposed to 
last year's ninety, which is an 
increase of almost fifty percent. 

This increase in enrollment 
caught Bowdoin's math depart- 
ment off guard. "It was neither 
planned nor expected -it just hap- 
pened," said Professor of Mathe- 
matics William Barker, co-founder 
of the program. 

In the spring of 1978, Barker, 
along with Professor of Mathe- 
matics James Ward who is cur- 
rently on leave of absence, ob- 
served a highly successful self- 
paced course which Hamilton 
College alrcadyhad ineffect. After 
their return, a similar program 
was adopted in the Bowdoin 
mathematics department. 

The course is an alternative to 
regular classroom lectures. In- 
stead, students learn the material 
on their own and periodically 
measure their understanding with 
self-scheduled "checks"- short 
quizzes assessingcomprehension 
of the material. Tutorial assistance 
is readily available and, for those 
who choose to take advantage of 
it, a valuable element of the SPC 
learning experience. 

Although the course requires 
constant and rigid self-discipline, 
its benefits are numerous. Stu- 
dents can move quickly over the 
material with which they arecom- 
fortable, leaving extra time for 
trouble spots. 

Brower urges earth 's healing 


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David Brower began Energy 
Awareness Week last Sunday by 
presenting his lecture "Healing 
Time on Earth" to an audience 
speckled with Patagonia jackets and 
Birkenstock sandals. Brower is the 
founder of Friends of the Earth as 
well as a former Executive Director 
of the Sierra Club. 

Glorified as the title character in 
John McPhee's Adventures of the 
Archdruid, a modest Brower de- 
scribed himself as "grossly over- 
lauded." He continued in a matter- 
of-fact tone, presenting his own 
environmental philosophy in a 
general, but somewhat disjointed 

His cheerful wit encouraged his 
listeners, many of them active envi- 
ronmentalists themselves. He 
stressed the importance of thank- 

David Brower. Photo by Ray Thomas, courtesy of 
the Times Record. 

ing people for their efforts and tak- 
ing action, rather than complaining 
about the movement's lack of prog- 
ress. While his speech was optimis- 
tic and oriented toward changing 
attitudes, he added, "We're already 
fighting World War 1 1 1, and I'm sorry 
to say we're winning it. It's the war 
against the Earth." 

Brower addressed the current 
issue of shipping Maine's nuclear 
waste to Nevada. He described the 
potential danger of driving canis- 
ters of waste across thecountry, and 
instead urged dry storage of the 
material on site. The obvious solu- 
tion to the problem of storage space, 
he rationalized, is to stop produc- 
ing nuclear waste. 

Brower also used Cumberland's 
S.D. Warren Company as an cx- 
ampleof environmental negligence 
in the paper industry, although he 
acknowledged Warren's efforts as 
greater than most 
He mentioned in 
particular 100 
acres of clear-cut- 
ting, monoculture 
forestry, and the 
use of herbicides, 
all of which 
Brower deemed 
Maine's biggest 
waste product, 
according to 
Brower, is paper 
mill sludge which 
contains dioxins. 
The last issue he 
discussed before 
addressing "Heal- 
ing Time on 
Earth" was the 
role of economics 
in his cause. I le 
quoted Hazel 
Henderson as say- 
ing, "Economics is 
a form of brain 
damage," and 
urged the rejection 




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who reject consideration of the cost 
of the earth and its future. Ecologi- 
cal economics is the need to "in- 
crease supply or reduce demand." 
Brower reiterated the importance 
of assuming that resources will be 
limited in the future. 

Continuinghisoptimism, Brower 
listed several factors to ensure 
"healing time on Earth." He men- 
tioned that humans lack "an awful 
lot of humility," quotingTed Turner 
as an example: "If I had a little 
humility I'd be perfect." He also 
called for increased scientific and 
technological ethics. Scientists 
should have an unwritten law, he 
said, that they "don't take apart 
something they can't put back to- 
gether or put together something 
they can't take apart." He added 
that if we stopped all our current 
technology "cold" today, its dam- 
age would last for a century. 

Another requirement for healing 
is a reduction of the numbers and 
demands of people. Brower said the 
average American uses ten times 
the average per capita use of world 
resources. "More and more people 
mean fewer and fewer species. That 
is, I think, immoral and unethical, 
he stated. 

Using the issue of dolphin kill 
ings in the tuna industry as an ex- 
ample, Brower urged consumer 
awareness, and emphasized the 
power that lies in responsible in 
vesting. He emphasized that this is 
oneway to ensure quick changes m 

Brower termed thccnvironmental 
movement "a reversal of the tndus- 
trialrcvolution." Hcadded. "We've 
got to start healing some ot the 
damage we've done." He issued ,i 
call for political action: "Politician*. 
will do what the pressure requires 
them to do." He also voiced the 
need to involve more people in 
politics.and for media involvement 
in the form of letters-to-the-editor . 
and op-ed pieces. 

He ended the evening with a 
comment on the radical environ- 
mental group Earth Firstl's mon- 
key wrenching tactics, and surprised 
some members of the audience with 
what appeared to be wholehearted 
support of their actions. "I wish it 
were unnecessary, but we need that 
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F&iday, October 6, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 3 

College Dining Service 
serves up healthy attitude 

ORIENT Contributor 

Have you ever wondered whose 
hands your food has been in when 
eatingatoneofthebest college kitch : 
ens in the country? Have you ever 
wondered how health-conscious 
and cautious the dining service 
really is? Well, here are a few facts 
offered by Mary Lou Kennedy, the 
new director of dining service, 
which may interest you. 

The kitchen staff is definitely a 
well-trained one. Cooks are sent to 
various cooking classes, dishwash- 
ers are taught the necessity of hav- 
ing their own hands clean first, and 

As of right now, there are three 
high school students working for 
the dining service. Kennedy said 
she hopes more will join them and 
noted that there is "fierce competi- 
tion" for getting more students to 

Not surprisingly, 90 percent of all 
fruits and vegetables supplied are 
fresh. The cooks have even been 
knownto run down to Shop-n-Save 
for fresher foods if those which have 
come in do not suit their taste. The 
next choice for vegetables are fro- 
zen ones, and only in cases of emer- 
gency do they use canned goods. 

The "biggest goal," says Kennedy, 
"is to provide food products...lower 
in fat." A daily intake of 30% fat is 
substantial for the average person. 
As most may have noticed, there 
are different choices of butter now 
available: butter, margarine, and 
Promise, the highest in polyunsatu- 
rated fat. What appears to say 'whole 

fnilk' on the dispensers is actuallv 
2% milk; the signs still need to be 
changed. The cottage cheese is 2% 
lowfat; all the plain yogu.t is non- 
fat, while the flavored yogurts are 
lowfat. Most of the chowders are 
not cream based, but rather are 
replaced with whole milk, which 
lowers fat content. Currently, test- 
ing is taking place for replacing corn 
oil wtih canola oil, the least in satu- 
rated fats, as a frying oil. If canola is 
favored among the students, the 
switch will be made. Salad eaters 
have also been given the option of 
replacing salad dressings wth plain 
vinegar and herb sea sonings,a wiser 
choice for the calorie conscious 

One may also wonder about the 
massive amounts of cooking and 
how the kitchen is able to guarantee 
freshness. Most of the cooking is 
done in batches, around 25-50 por- 
tions at a time. Sauces are done in 
small amounts, and mixers are not 
mixed together until they are 
needed. Soups come from stocks. 

hardly ever from cans; for example, 
real chicken is added for more fla- 
vor. Rice pilaf, as another example, ■ 
is "home made", rather than from a 
mix to avoid high amounts of so- 
dium preservatives. 

Grilled items remain for those 
who desire them, and continue to 
be popular with many of the stu- 
dents. The deli lines offer much 
variety and there is talk of possibly 
opening a pasta bar and a table of 
daily fresh breads. The kitchen is 
"working more with pastas, grains," 
and so on, explained Kennedy, in 
order to add more fiber and com- 
plex carbohydrates to the student 

The recipes of top priority have 
always been those which contain 
higher amounts of fiber and carbo- 
hydrates, minimal amounts of pre- 
servatives, and vegetarian meals in 
general. The Dining Service staff 
cuts out recipes from various culi- 
nary magazines, such as 'The Best 
of Gourmet", and they have also 
taken recipes from other schools. 

Kennedy reminded that "[wel ■ 
have to watch out for food 
costs. ..and [we're] trying to hold 
our prices. ..We want to give pur 
students what they want." One 
major expense has been thedemand 
for albacore tuna. In order to limit 
the amount of food being wasted, 
controlled portions have been es- 
tablished. Instead of borrowingone 
of the kitchen's huge grills for cook- 
outs, the Bowdoin community is 
nowabletousesmallergrills, which 
the kitchen bought in order to facili- 
tate such activities. 

Thisall adds upinthebudget and 
price awareness is mandatory. An 
average stainless steel pot used in 
the kitchen costs between S75 to 
SI 00 a piece. However, Di n i ng Serv- 
ice is continuing to do its best at not 
increasing costs for the studentsand 
keeping the quality of the food as 
consistently excellent as possible. 

Progress of Science Center updated 

ORIENT Contributor 

Construction of the new Hatch 
Science Library is well under way 
as the month of October begins. 
Until recently, work on the site has 
revolved around the replacement 
of two 20,000 gallon steel oil tanks 
for the heating plant. 

HP. Cummings Construction 
Company of Winthrop, Maine, the 
company in charge of construction 
of the Hatch Library, was also re- 
sponsible for this operation. 

It was discovered during the 
process of removal that these 
twenty-five year old tanks, which 
thecollcgeis required to replace by 
Oct. 1, 1989 under a new state law, 
had been leaking number six oil 
into the surrounding soil. Accord- 
ing to David Barbour, director of 
physical plant, this type of oil, 
unlike many of the lighter ones, 
stops at the water table and docs 
not move any further unless it is 
heated because it is a semi-solid. 

He stated that the surrounding 
environment has not been dam- 
aged and that the contaminated 
soil was taken away immediately. 
It was placed in temporary storage 
until the Department of Environ- 
mental Protection informs John 
DcWitt, Superintendent of Me- 

chanical Services at Physical Plant 
where he should dispose of it. 

The three new 20,000 gallon tanks 
are made of double-walled steel. If 
any leakage should occur it will be 
recorded by an electrical meter 
which the state now requires to be 
placed on any tank containing oil or 
fuel oil which is buried under- 
ground. The controls that monitor 
them and the guages that measure 
the amount of oil in the tanks have 
not been installed yet, but this 
should be completed by the end of 
next week according to DeWitt. 

DeWitt admitted, "We've been a 
but all of the approximately 43 
campus buildings serviced by the 
heating plant can expect heat some- 
time between now and Oct. 15. 

Recent work has included mov- 
ing the primary electric, steam, tele- 
phone, and water lines that service 
the campus away from the Hatch 
Librarysitc.Thcsclines, which were 
located in two underground steam 
tunnels that interfered with the 
construction area, have been relo- 
cated outside of the site. 

A new steam line which will 
provide heat for Clcaveland Hall 
should be completed within a few 
days while a temporary line, which 
will service Sills Hall, 85 Federal St., 

and the Alumni House, should be 
completed before the weekend. 
The permanent steam line which 
will service these buildings will 
not be put into place until after the 

Workers are currently in the 
process of putting in the footings 
for the columns of the Hatch Li- 
brary and Barbour predicts that 
the foundations will be in and the 
foundation walls will be complete 
within the month. After that the 
skeleton of the structure will rise 
rapidly. The small structure which 
was just erected on the site vvill 
function as a carpenter shop dur- 
ing the winter. 

According to DeWitt, the proj- 
ect is running on schedule and, 
"we hope to occupy the Hatch 
Library by December of next year." 
Barbour stressed the workers are 
"trying to be sensitive to the people 
who are sleeping, studying, and 
teaching," and explained that the 
trailers have been placed in- front 
of Sills and Clcaveland Halls in an 
attempt to shield the academic 
buildings from noise. Workers 
have also been asked not to make 
noise on the site until after 7 a.m. in 
response to complaints from stu- 
dents residing in Winthrop and 
Maine Halls. 

Executive Board listens to charter petition 


The Executive Board met in its 
full strength for the first time on 

Its first act was to elect perma- 
nent officers. Gerald Jones '92 was 
made chair of the Public Relations 
committee, Keri Saltzman '93 be- 
came secretary/treasurer, Dan 
Brakewood '90 became vice chair 
and Mark Thompson '92 was voted 
to remain on as chair. 

The board heard from a represen- 
tative of Direct Line: Africa, a group 
of three students petitioning for an 

FC-3 charter. The group's petition- ! 

ary charter states its purpose as re- 
dressing the "lack of awareness on 
the Bowdoin Campus about issues 
concerning the African Continent." 
The primary way the group in- 
tends to do this is by inviting am- 
bassadors from African countries to 
lecture at Bowdoin. This won't be 
possible until they reach at least FC- 
2 status, as an FC-3 charter allows 
thechartered organization only fifty 
dollars in SAFC funds. In the mean 
time, the representative said, they 
planned to attempt a boycott of 
Coca-Cola in the campus dining 

rooms, due to Coke's failure to divest 

from South Africa. The board, after 

a brief deliberation, decided to table 
the issue until their next meeting. 

The last issue brought up at the 
meeting was the results of the Gov- 
erning Boards committee appoint- 
ments. Gerald lows, speaking tor 
the inteA'iewing committee, said 
that President of the College A. Le- 
rov Greason requested the results 
to be withheld temporarily, for rea- 
sons the board declined to make 
public. The board ended the meet- 
ing bv going into executive session 
to discuss Greason's request. 

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Shalom! The Bowdoin Jewish Organization is 

pleased to announce servies for the holiday of Yom 

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as follows: 

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Oct. 9 - 10:00 am in Mitchell Rooms (East and West), 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 6, 1989 

Beyond Bowdoin 

U.S. should take lessons from Poland 

David S. Broder 

Washington Post Writers' Croup 

In Congress, as in most offices or 
factories, there are people who put 
in their time, do their jobs as well as 
they can, but don't take the respon- 
sibilities of the world on their shoul- 
ders. They don't sweat it. 

Sen. Pete Domenici(R-N.M.) is 
not one of those nonchalant types. 
To say he's intense is like saying 
Nolan Ryan is durable or Joe 
Montana dependable. It just 
slightly understates the case. Fif- 
teen months ago, when he was on 
George Bush's list of possible run- 
ning-mates, Domenici forced him- 
self to quit smoking. When I saw 
him last week, he was puffing 
steadily again. 

The day 1 dropped by, Domenici 
was halfway between exaltation 
and despair. He had just returned 
from a trip to Poland. Under the 
auspices of the National Institute 
of Democracy, Domenici and four 
distinguished former members of 
Congress, Walter F. Mondalc, 
Howard H. Baker, Jr., Thomas F. 
Eagleton and James R.Jones, joined 
similar delegations from Britain 
and Western Europe in two days of 
intensive talks with member's of 
Poland's first freely elected parlia- 

"It was like nothing I had ever 

experienced or read in a novel," 
Domenici exclaimed. "Most of 
them had never been in any public 
office. A year ago, some of them 
were in jail. They come from trac- 
tor factories, from shipyards* One 
wasadoctor. They're afraid if they 
don't show success, things will go 
back.. .but they want to do it right. 
They want to protect their democ- 

The visiting Americans an- 
swered a hundred questions about 
how Congress works, how the 
parties cooperate and compete, 
how bills are scheduled, how con- 
stituents are helped. "They 
couldn't believe all the informa- 
tion resources we have," Domenici 
said. "One man said, 1 don't even 
know what laws ■ we have now.'" 

Domenici came home believing 
that although the Poles "have noth- 
ing but a great spirit and a desire 
for change, "they will devise a 
realistic plan for stabilizing their 
inflation-ravaged economy and 
introducing market-oriented re- 
forms. When they do, he said, the 
United States and Western Europe 
must beready to recognize this is a 
"major event in the struggle for 
human freedom" and to respond 
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unique first gift of democracy to the 
new Polish parliament." Let Con- 
gress raise funds from private 
sources, they proposed, to give the 
fledgling Polish legislators, who 
make $12 a month, "phones, copy- 
ing machines, typewriters, simple 
computers and a library" to help 
them do their jobs. 

Clearly exhilarated by his contact 
with the new Polish democracy, 
Domenici came back to find the 
Congress where he serves — proba- 
bly the most lavishly staffed, su- 
perbly equipped legislature in the 
world — tied to knots by the budget 
problem it never seems to resolve. 
For six years, as chairman of the 
Senate Budget Committee, 
Domenici had struggled without 
success to reconcile Ronald Reagan's 
military buildup and tax reductions 
with the need to control deficit 
spending. At the beginning of this 
year, he told me he really believed 
that Bush's election opened the way 
for a "bipartisan, bicameral agree- 
ment" with the White House. The 
agreement would "take a small but 
"significant bite out of the deficit this 
year and set the stage for larger 
steps to close the deficit in the next 
three years." 

No longer does he hold such 
hopes. 'That effort is going to fail," 
he said, puffing on his cigarette, 
"not because the process is cumber- 
some (which it is) but because the 
political battle lines have obliter- 
ated the basis for agreement." 

Domenici is not one to point fin- 
gers at others. And, in truth, there is 
blame enough to go around for the 
1989 budget fiasco. At bottom, the 
leaders of this affluent, established 
democracy have shown none of the 
the brand-new Polish parliamen- 
tarians display. And that is why 
Domenici is so close to despair. 

His mood reminded me of what 
reporters felt when they came back 
from the junglqs of Vietnam, where 
young men were dying in a war 
they barely understood, to the smug 
self-satisfaction of a Washington 
where political wheeler-dealers 

There are times when the ex- 
tremes of selfishness and selfless- 
ness can drive men mad. Domenici 
had seen too much of both in one 
week to do anything but chain- 

Beyond Bowdoin will be a regular feature in The Orient. It will 
include political commentary by syndicated columnists, news 
of other New England colleges, and, beginning next week, a 
variety of regional and national news. 

College News Notes 

WESLEYAN- A recent article in 
the Wesleyan Argus, reported that 
the university has increased its 
investment "in South Africa, 
through the acquisitioffof stock in 
two companies with direct ties with 
South Africa. Wesleyan University 
decreased their holdings in com- 
panies conducting business di- 
rectly in South Africa last year. 
This move was taken as a trend 
toward total divestment. The So- 
cial Implications Subcommittee 
will be examining these lastest 
acquisitions and present their rec- 
ommendations to the university. 

In other news, the Argus reports 
that the class of 1993 is tied as the 
largest ever at the university and it 
is composed of more women and 
minorities than in past years. The 
number of women in the class is at 
a record high 51 percent, while the 
percentage of minority students is 
also up at 21-22 percent. 

DARTMOUTH- Chris Miller 

'63, Dartmouth alumnus and au- 
thor, is bringing the college and its 
infamous Alpha Delta fraternity 
back into the media. Miller the 
creator of "Animal House", had a 
recent article "Return to Animal 
House" published in the October 
issue of Playboy, according to the 
Dartmouth Fortnightly. In the ar- 
ticle. Miller presents his belief that 
Dartmouth students have not 
changed much since he was in 
college. Students and administra- 
tors are highly critical of thearticle 
as describing a disorted picture of 
the AD, the fraternity system, and 
Dartmouth in general. 

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of 2,000 in the Fine Arts Center at 
UMass on Monday, Sept. 18. Wie- 
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as his personal experience in Nazi 
concentration camps, the situation 
in South Africa and the conflict 
between Palestine and Israel. 

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Arts & Entertainment 

Devonsquare's music 
blends vocal harmonies 

ORIENT Editor in Chief 

If you, like so much of the coun- 
try, have been swept up by the folk- 
rock-jazz fusion craze of the last 
couple of years, and find yourself 
listening to James Taylor, Suzanne 
Vega, Sade, Aztec Two-Step or 
Crosby, Stills and Nash, then to- 
morrow night's performance by the 
popular Maine trio Devonsquare is 
not to be missed. 

Devonsquare, which has been 
around in one form oranother since 
1 964, presently consists of Tom Dca n 
on vocals and guitar, Alana 
McDonald on vocals and violin and 
Herb Ludwig on vocals. The group 
is known for its blending of vocal 

A 1987 concert review described 
the group's pcrfromance as taking 
"on the smooth peace of a summer 
sail: relaxed, soothing and lovely 

They released two albums on 
independent labels in 1 984 and 1 985, 
both of which won "Best Album" at 
the Maine Musical Awards. But it 
was 1988's release of "Walking on 

Ice" by the major label Atlantic Rec- 
ords that provided the group with 
its breakthrough onto the national 
scene. A video of the title cut was 
made and appeared on Video Hits 
Onc,and Billboard Magazine placed 
the album in its "recommended" 
category, calling it a "smooth, well- 
honed folk/ AC sound." 

The Morning Sentinel reviewed a 
recent concert by saying, "All the 
years of perfroming together have 
heightened and tightened up har- 
monies to such an extent that 't is 
sheer heaven to hear them sing. 
Their varied repertoire, which in- 
cludes pop, jazz, blues country and 
folk styles, makes their set delight- 
fully surprising as well as musically 

Tficrband has opened in recent 
years for a variety of acts, inlcuding 
Joan Armatrading, The Roches, Roy 
Orbison, Steven Stills, Taj Mahal 
and Vega. They will perfrom to- 
night in Kresge Auditorium at 8:30 
p.m. The concert is free with a 
Bowdoin ID, and S5 for the general 
public. The event is sponsored by 
the Student Union Committee. 

Sun worshippers rejoice at the Naked Day on the Quad celebration of the 
sun last Sunday. Photo by Caroline Nastro. 


Gorky Park 

Friday, October 6 • Smith 
Auditorium • 7:30 and 
10:00 p.m. 

William Hurl stars in this thriller 
involving the market tor mink furs 
in the U.S.S.R. Also starring Lee 

Apocalypse Now 

Saturday, October 7 • 
Smith Auditorium • 7:30 
and 10:00 p.m. 
A science fiction film based on 
the book by Michael Crichton 
starring Martin Sheen, Marlon 
Brando and Robert Duvall. 

The nationally acclaimed acoustic trio Devonsquare performs tonight at 8:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. 

'Hot, Sexy and Safer' shocks students 


Suzi Landolphi returned to cam- 
pus with a bang on Wednesday 
night with her program, "Hot, Sexy 
and Safer." For those of you who 
didn't see it, it certainly was. Lan- 
dolphi, a small woman of (can you 
believe it?) thirty-nine, spread the 
gospel of safer sex to a large crowd 
in Kresge. In fact, it was a lot like a 
revival meeting. The things she said, 
though, would have made any 
preacher blush. 

She played the crowd like a co- 
median, walking into the audience 
and picking out people to use as ex- 
amples. It seemed to me that a lot of 
people were repeat customers, there 
for the express purpose of either 

3:00 p.m.: Purple Rain is shown In 
Kresge Auditorium. V.A.C,ospart 
of "Friends Don't Force Friends 
Week." Discussion to follow. 
7:30 p.m.: Bbreglonallst Brian 
Tokar. authorof The Green After- 
native, will speak in Beam Class- 
room. VAC. 

6:30 p.m.: Acoustic trio De- 
vonsquare performs In Kresge 
Auditorium. V.A.C. 

3:00 p.m.: "Images of Women In 
Seventeenth-Century Prints and 
Drawings" is this Sunday's gallery 
talk presented by Susan E, 
Wegner. associate professor of 
art In Walker Art Building. 

4:00p.m.*. "The Aborted Flight.* a 
Jung seminar, will be held in the 
Faculty Room. Massachusetts 

7:00 p.m.: Abstract painter Glenn 
Grafetman presents a slide lee- 
ture m Beam Classroom. V.A.C. 

being embarassed themselves or 
seeing their friends embarasscd. She 
knew this and was happy to oblige, 
picking out the people she could tell 
wanted to stand up and make asses 
out of themselves. Needless to say, 
a good time was had by all. The 
dirty pkes and double entendres 
seemed all right in that room at that 
time, there were things that needed 
to be said. 

She was unstoppable, flirting with 
the emcee from the IFC, teaching 
twenty people to dirty dance and 
eventually put ting a condom cm one 
young man's head (I guess one si/e 
really does fit all). 

She even had a pushup competi- 
tion with all comers; only three 
people beat her. That was when she 

7:00 p.m.: The film series "Gen- 
der and German Cinema" pres- 
ents "The Marriage of Maria 
Braun." a 1979 film by Rainer 
Werner Fassblnder. Smith Audi- 
torium. Sills Hall, 

7:00 p.m.: Vishivanath Natavane. 
professor of philosophy emeri- 
tus. Allahabad University. India 
presents "Gandhi and the Glta" 
in Kresge Auditorium. V A.C. 
7:30 a.m.: Michael R. Brown'59, 
of Goldstein 8r Maneiio. will bo 
the speaker at the Bowdoin 
Business Breakfast in Daggett 
Lounge. Wentworth Hall, His 
address Is tltled.'AlDS Discrimi- 
nation In the Workplace* . Reser- 
vations must be made no later 
than Tuesday. October 10 
4:00 p.m.: Ken Lukowiak . Depart- 
ment of Medical Physiology. 
University of Calgary, speaks on 
* teaming In a Model System is 
not as Simple As It Appears* to 

told us all how old she was. All this 
hilarity had a higher purpose 

At the end of the program (well, 
before the dirty dancing), she talked 
about her reasons for doing what 
she did. In a voice laden with emo- 
tion, she told us how sick she was 
about burving people under thirty. 
She told us about her brother, who 
is in one of the high risk groups tor 
AIDS, and how she doesn't want to 
see him go. 

She was very convincing. 

Su/i Landolphi was just what this 
campus (jnd maybe this country) 
needs: a brave, funny, bawdy, rib- 
ald woman to make us facesex today 
for what it is — a risk we should be 
sure we're willing to take 

Be" in Rm 314, Searles Hall, 
7:00 p.m.: The Italian Film Series 
will show Riso Amaro by G. De 
Santis (1949) in Smith Auditorium . 
Sills Hall. 

7:30 p.m.: The Museum of Art's 
celebration of the opening of 
two concurrent major exhibitions 
takes place in Kresge Auditorium. 
V.A.C . when Professor of Art John 
M, Hunisak of Middlebury Col- 
leg© delivers a slide lecture en- 
titled "Carpeaux In Context " 
7:30 p.m.: Professor of History at 
the University of Maryland Red *f1 
Klefer Webb addresses 1«arr> 
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Daggett Lounge. Wentworth 

8:00 p.m.: Exhibition preview for 
A Romance with Realism : The Art 
of J.B. Carpeaux and O Say Can 
You See: American Photographs, 
1839-1939. One Hundred Years 
of American Photographs from 
the George R. Rlnhart Collection 
occurs In Walker Art Building. 

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Postmodernism course integrates art and music 


Due to an increasing interest in 
modern art, the Bowdoin curricu- 
lum added a new course to its list - 
Art 60/Music 124: Postmodernism 
in the Arts. The main objective of 
this course is to lend students an 
understanding of how closely re- 
lated music and art are in Postmod- 
ern styles. 

The class is co-taught by Music 
Professor Eliot Schwartz and Art 
History Professor Larry Lutchman- 
singh and meets in both Gibson Hall 
and the Visual Arts Center. "What 
we are mainly trying to do is to 
integrate the two fields and get input 
from the students," said Schwartz. 

He continued, "The students are 
doing a lot of work, not just reading, 
but also listening. They've already 
been to two concerts and a number 
more are scheduled for the coming 

semester. Also, there will be an art- 
ist coming to discuss creative arts." 
"A course like this will point out 
a lot of principles which both art 
and music share in common, but it 
will also point out the differences," 
said Lutchmansingh. "In both 
mediums, one must understand the 
artists' attitudes toward the han- 
dling of material, the communica- 
tion with the audiences, and his/ 
her definition of professional roles 
in order to meet the challenge of 
comparing the two. This class 
should make it possible for students 
' to do this." 

Towards the end of the semester, 
the class hopes to go on a field field 
trip to New York City to "experi- 
ence" the art. The planned stops on 
this trip include the Brooklyn Acad- 
emy of Music. Whitney Museum, 
the DIA Foundation (of contempo- 
rary art), and a few galleries in the 

Soho area. 

Students enrolled in the course 
expressed their enthusiasm and 
their interest in the goals which 
Schwartz and Lutchmansingh are 
hoping to achieve in this course. "1 
really like the class because it's re- 
ally difficult to appreciate modern 
artand music unless you havestud- 
ied where it comes from because it's 
so non-traditional. So, the class is 

teaching me how to appreciate these 
styles," stated Patricia Bly '90. "I 
think everybody should take this 
course before they make judgements 
on modern music and art," she 

Jennifer Malone '90 finds it inter- 
esting to see how two mediums 
contrast and how they are alike. In 
regard to the course she said, "It's a 
very involved class, very tangible. 
We're actually experiencing what 
we are studying." 

Brunswick celebrates 250th anniversary 

6 to 9 a jn.: Pre-parade breakfast, 
Knights of Columbus Hall. 
10a.m.: 250th anniversary parade 
proceeds down Federal and 
Maine Streets. 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: A craft show 
takes place in Moulton Union. 

1 to 4 p.m.: Pejepscot Historical 
Society, 159 Park Row hosts an 
Open House. 

2 to 4 pjn.: 195th Army Band of 
Bangor and the Seacoast Wind 

Ensemble of Portsmouth, N.H. 
perform in concert on the Down- 
town Mall. 

5 to 7 pjn.: First Parish Church, 
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 
and Brunswick United Methodist 
Church host harvest suppers. 

8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Al Corey Orches- 
tra at the Harvest Moon Dance in 
Fort Andross. 


9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Craft show. 

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Androscoggin 

River Regatta. 

1 to 2 p.m.: Self-guided historical 
walk around Brunswick. Register 
at 250th anniversary headquarters. 
2:30 to 4 p.m.: Gro wsto wn School, 
Woodside and Church Roads, 
holds an Open House. 
7 p.m.: The town closes its celebra- 
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Cross Country teams race to first place 

Women ranked 14th in the country in Division III 


The women's cross-country team has been 
losing to some of New England's best Divi- 
sion I teams in the past few meets. Bowdoin 
showed with a sparkling victory over Smith, 
Bates, and Colby last weekend that the expe- 
rience they have gained in those losses has 
paid off. 

The race marked the 1989 debut of Ail- 
American Marilyn Fredey '91, who had pre- 
viously been injured. Marilyn and freshman 
Eileen Hunt worked together throughout 
almost all of the race, and in the end it was 
down to a finishing sprint between the Bow- 
doin duo and Colby Ail-American Jill Voll- 

Voll weiler came out on top over the last 300 
ya rd s across Pickard Field, and ed ged Fred ey 
by three seconds. 

Hunt finished 3rd in 17:44. It appears that 
the in-state rivals will be participating in many 
a cross-country battle this season. 

Running her usual consistent race was Mar- 
garet Heron '91, who finished sixth in 18:17. 
Margaret, as the number three runner for 
Bowdoin, beat the number two runners from 
all three other schools. . 

The sixth and 7th positions were filled by 
Kara Piersol '93 and Jess Gaylord '89, both of 
whom beat the number four runners of all 
their opponents. 

Karen Fields '93 and Ashley Wernher '93 
showed outstanding effort, as they sealed the 
victory for the Polar Bears by finishing 8th 
and 9th. 

Coach Slovenski was tremendously pleased 
with the victory. 

"Last year we were fourth out of four teams 
in this meet. It's a great credit to the women's 
team how quickly they have progressed," 

Slovenski said. 

He also stressed the fact that Bowdoin's 
biggest meets are yet to come. 

Captain Jess Gaylord was particularly 
impressed with the depth Bowdoin showed, 
as ten Bowdoin runners were under twenty 
minutes for the 3.1 mile course. 

"We've been working well as a team, and 
pulling each other along. We're all improving 
together," said Gaylord. 

A mark of the Bowdoin team's success was 
this week's New England Division III rank- 
ings which listed the Bears second . Smith was 
ranked third, and Bowdoin crushed Smith 

After this weekend's Mount Holyoke Invi- 
tational, the team face s the number one ranked 
Williams team for the NESCAC title. 

Bowdoin is ranked 14th in the country Div 

Harriers place five runners in the top ten 


On a course designed to produce fasttimes 
and on a day which seemed perfectly suited 
for a cross country meet, the male harriers 
raced to their first victory of the season. The 
men's cross country team's final score was 28 
points, giving them a win over both Colby 
and the University of Southern Maine, who 
had 30 and 78 points respectively. 

Coach Slovenski was especially pleased 
with the Derformance of his team. ■ 


"This is the first time we have beaten Colby 
in five or six years. It's a great credit to the 
whole team," he said. 

.Leading the men in an excellent race to- 
gether were Lance Hickey '91 and Sam 
Sharkey '93. The two ran stride for stride 
throughout the 5.1 mile course. Hickey fin- 
ished second overall with a 26:54, only nine 

Colin Tory '93 leaves a Colby runner behind in the dust in last Saturday's meet. Photo 
by Annalisa Schmorleitz '92. • 

seconds behind the winner , a Colby runner. 
Sharkey's 26:58 put him in third place overall. 

"Lance and Sam are working very well 
together up front," said Coach Slovenski. 

Finishing strong as the third runner for 
Bowdoin was senior Marty Malague. Ma- 
lague's consistency once again paid off for the 
harriers, as his sixth place finish at 27.31 was 
a big contributing factor in the team's overall 
great performance. 

Right on the heels of Malague for a great 
part of the»race was fellow tri-captain John 
Dougherty '91 . His 27:43 gave him a seventh 
place finish and provided the Bowdoin team 
with their fourth man. 

Dan Gallagher's tenth place finish put the 
Bowdoin top five in the top ten places overall, 
a team performance which practically guar- 
antees a victory. 

Rob McDowell '91 was sixth place for the 
Polar Bears and twelfth place overall.- 

"Dan and Rob ran great races and sealed 
the home team victory,"* said tri-captain 

Ed Beagan '91 , coming back from a series of 
injuries, finished up the Bowdoin top seven in 
fifteenth place. 

Once again, the excellent group of rookies 
on this years squad raced exceptionally well. 
Scott Mostrom, Andrew Yim, Andy Kinley, 
Colin Tory, Kevin Trombly, Chas Zartman, 
Nga Selzer, all class of '93, and Audi Thoele 
'92 were positive contributors to the overall 
racing scene. 

Hopefully this past weekends victory will 
be indicative of future performances against 
other tough NESCAC opponents. The men 
race against Amherst College on Saturday, 
Oct. 7 at Amherst. Positive performances at 
this meet will spark the harriers on in their 
important upcoming NESCAC champions'hip 
meet on Oct. 14. 

Bantams squeak by Bears 39-38 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

It was all or nothing. Down by 
one point. Trinity went for the two- 
point conversion-and the win. With 
a tricky, well-executed option pass, 
the Bantams went ahead 39-38 with 
only 1:34 left to play. That was the 
way it ended. 

Head Coach Howard Vandersea's 
group dominated the first half of 
the scoring-fest, although it was the 
Bantams who first put points on the 

On their first drive which con- 
sumed 5:35 minutes off the clock, 
the Bantams began at their own 7 
yard line and moved methodically 
up the field. 

They got up to the Bowdoin 15, 
where the Bears' defense was able 
to prevent them from getting a first 
down. Bantam kicker Tim Jensen 
nailed a 32 yard field goal attempt, 
and Trinity took an early 3-0 lead. 

That lead didn't last too long. 
Bowdoin regained possession late 
in the first quarter on junior line- 
backer Steve Cootey's interception. 

The Polar Bears needed only one 
play to score, as sophomore Jim 
LeClair ran right up the middle for 
the 23 yard TD run. 

Freshman Jim Carenzo did the 
PAT honors, and it was now Bow- 
doin in the lead, 7-3. 

Vandersea's group got the ball 
right back again. Senior Tom Bil- 
odeau recovered a fumble on the 
kickoff at Trinity's twenty yard line. 

That ended the first quarter, and 
Bowdoin had possession to start the 

On a first and goal situation from 
the four yard line, LeClair swept 
right and ran in for the score. The 
Bears had increased their lead by 1 1 

The offensive onslaught contin- 
ued, with both Trinity and Bow- 

doin scoring in the second quarter. 
After Trinity narrowed the gap to 
14-10, Bowdoin took over with 7:42 
left to play in the half. 

Quarterback Mike Kirch had a 
few passes forbig gainson this drive. 
He opened on first down with a 30 
yarder to junior running back Sean 
Sheehan. Kirch also came through 
on a tough third and 13 situation, 
completing a 1 7 yard pass to senior 
co-captain Mike Cavanaugh. 

Trinity certainly helped out the 
(Continued on page nine) 

Sailors cruise in Corinthians 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

Despite wind s that just would not 
cooperate, the sailing team did well 
in the Corinthians last weekend, 
placing tenth on Sunday. 

Overall, Bowdoin placed tenth 
out of approximately 30 teams. 

In the past, the team has raced in 
Division II, but this year ten people 
from the team sailed in Division I on 
a Tartan 41 . 

The Polar Bears had a great prac- 
tice run on Friday. The wind was a 
gusty 35 knots, and there were three 
and four foot swells on the water. 
The lighter boats get bounced 
around in the waves, but the coni- 
tions made it smoth sailing for the 

heavier boats. 

Unfortunately, the prime wind 
conditions died down the follow- 
ing day, making sailing difficult. 

"Had the wind kept up we would 
have been able to do much better," 
said Tom Gibbons '90, who handled 
the driving duties for the Bears this 
weekend. Todd Taylor '90 and Eric 
Peters '93 also assisted Gibbons. 

The wind did pick up a little on 
Sunday, which enabled Bowdoin to 
sail right past Colgate and Maine 

The Bears intend to continue sail- 
ing until the snow falls. Their next 
race will be on Oct.14 at Maine 
Maritime, which Bowdoin beat last 

Defense key in soccer win, tie 


For the second week in a row, 
the men's soccer team had an up 
and down, week, beating USM 1- 
0, but allowing Babson a 2-2 tie. 
The Bear's record now stands at 

On Tuesday, the Bears gutted 
out a victory against the Univer- 
sity of Southern Maine 1-0. 

As play began, the Bears still 
appeared shell-shocked from 
their previous 1-0 loss to Con- 
necticut College. USM dominated 
the opening minutes and earned 
many dangerous opportunities. 
Bruce Wilson '90 made several 
good saves to keep the Bears even 
and allow the defense to get 

The defense received a blow 
when starting stopper Pat 
Hopkins '92 sprained his knee in 
a collision with a USM midfielder. 
Hopkins will be out for at least 
three weeks. Head Coach Tim 
Gilbride was able to substitute 
for Hopkins, and thedefense was 
stabilized by starters Esteban 
Pokorny '91, Amin Khadurri '91 
and Blair Dils '90. 

The midfielders then began to 
dominate play. The Bear's inten- 
sity picked up slowly and paid 

off when LanceConrad '91 scored 
on a rebound of a Tom Groves '90 

The Bears guarded their lead in 
the second half. The defense's 
play improved and allowed fewer 
opportunities than in the first half. 

Wilson made five saves to pre- 
serve the shutout as the Bears 
were outshot 7-6 for the game. 

On Saturday, the Bears hosted 
unbeaten Babson College (5-0) as 
they looked for a crucial win 
against a good team. Twice the 
Bears led by a goal, and twice 
Babson battled back to earn a 2-2 
tie in a game which will be re- 
membered more for its physical 
play than the end result. \ 

The Bears looked inspired early 
in the game and were playing 
their best soccer of the year. They 
were pressuring well offensively, 
taking the ball away defensively, 
and the midfielders were making 
the transition from offense to 
defense quicker than usual. This 
translated into problems for the 

The Bears took the lead at the 
33:01 on an indirect kick which 
resulted from an obstruction call 
against Babson. 

Dirk Asherman's cross to the 
(Continued on page eight) 

Pace S 

The Bowdoin Oriiint 

Friday, Octobir 6, 1989 

Polar Bear Spotlight 

DanenbargerrLeads both on and off field 


ORIENT Asst. Sports Editor 


ORIENT Staff . 

When it comes time to pickcap- 
tains each year, certain things are 
taken into consideration. Some 
captains are picked because of 
their great abilities to score or 
defend. Some are chosen because 
they have shown leadership. 
Some become captains because 
the coach likes the way they can 
run the team. And some arc just 
really popular with their team- 

Well, 'Margaret Dancnbarger 
'90, captain of the women's field 
hockey and lacrosse squads, was 
picked because of her abilities, 
leadership, popularity, and com- 
mand on the field. 

Since her freshman year, 
Dancnbarger, has been an out- 1 
standing performer for Coach 
Sally LaPointc's field hockey and 
lacrosse teams. In both sports, she 
has contributed solid two-way 
play, both anchoring the defense 
and sparking the offense. 

Danenbarger's defense has 
been vital to the success of the 
field hockey squad . She plays left 
halfback, an important defensive 
position because the opposition 
otten directs its attack down the 
left sideof the field. Adding to the 
difficulty of her position is the 
fact that a field hockey player can 
only use one side of their stick, 
and it is the side that is a disad- 
vantage to Dancnbarger and oth- 

ers who play the left side. 
> "She has very good stick work," 
said Coach LaPointe, in a "mainly 
defensive" position. 

Although a tough defensive force 
at the second home position during 
lacrosse season, opposing coaches 
arc more likely to worry about 
Danenbarger's goal scoring abili- 

Coach LaPointe said,"She has a 
strong influenccon the attack," and 
that is easily demonstrated by look- 
ing at her statistics. 

In Danenbarger's three years in a 
Polar Bear uniform, she has found 
the net for 67 goals and tallied 31 
assists for 98 points. These statistics 
are even more impressive when it is 
revealed that Dancnbarger played 
defense in high school. 

"At first I hated it, but after a few 
practices, I got used to it," com- 
mented Danenbdigeron her switch 
to attack. 

Facts and figures do not show the 
whole picture of Dancnbarger. A 
big contribution to both the field 
hockey and lacrosse teams is her 
leadership, which according to her 
coach is done mostly by example. 

"She has never given anything 
but her all;"said Coach LaPointe, 
who added that in seven seasons of 
coaching Dancnbarger, this fall was 
the first time thecaptain ever missed 
a practice. A leader on and off the 
field, Dancnbarger and lacrosse co- 
captain Liz Sharp arc organizing 
fund raising for the team's trip to 
the Philadelphia area this spring. 

Dancnbarger is well-liked by her 

Margaret Danenbarger '90. Photo by Bidu '92 

teammates, according to field 
hockey co-captain Sheila Carroll. 
Carroll said,"You can always 
count on Margaret," and added 
that her sense of humor is valu- 
able in keeping the team relaxed. 
From a coaches standpoint, a 
player like Margaret Dancnbarger 
is a big asset because of her ability 
to communicate. Not only dews 
she communicate with her team- 
mates, but she has been important 
in expressing the team's input to 
Coach LaPointe. Danenbarger has 
been almost a coach on the field, 
willing to provide feedback, ac- 
cording to Coach LaPointe. 

"She would speak up even as a 
freshman," said LaPointe. "Mar- 
garet lets me know when things 
aren't going right." 

When asked what she enjoys 
about field hockey and lacrosse, 
Danenbarger said ,"the team-ori- 
ented aspect of both sports." 

The teams that she has been a 
member of have had good suc- 
cess. The combined records of the 
past fourycars,including this year, 
for the field hockey team is 25-15- 
2, while the past three seasons of 
lacrosse add up to a 22-16 mark. 

The successes that Danenbarger 
has had while at Bowdoin have 
been similar to her experiences in 
high school. She is a graduate of 
Buckingham Browne and Nichols 
School in Boston, where she cap- 
tained field hockey and basketball 
teams, and lettered in lacrosse. 
Dancnbarger led the strong field 
hockey and lacrosse teams, and 
was named All-League in lacrosse 
as a senior at BB&N. 

Dancnbarger is a government 
majorand economics minor. After 
graduation, she said, "I'm looking 
to advertising for the future," 
particularly art design. 

Like so many other former 
Bowdoin athletes, a great number 
of which played for Coach 
LaPointe, Margaret Danenbarger 
will take with her after leaving the 
Pines the traits that made her an 
outstanding competitor. 

Said Coach LaPointe, "She's so 
dependable, so consistent. She's 
just so solid." 

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England Women's Volleyball 
Coaches Poll of Sept. 26, marking 
the first time that a Bowdoin volley- 
ball team had cracked the top ten 
rankings since the sport was estab- 
lished at Bowdoin in 1986. 

However, the Polar Bears fell out 
of the top ten in the most recent poll 
after suffering a pair of losses dur-^ 
ing the Bates Invitational last week- 
end. Bowdoin currently sports an 
11-6 record as the Polar Bears pre- 
pare to host the Bowdoin Round 
Robin tomorrow, featuring the top 
team in New England, the Bates 

Bowdoin is led by co-captains 

Karen Andrew '90 and Abby Jeal- 
ous '91 . Andrew is a two-time cap- 
tain who has been with the Polar 
Bear volleyball program since its 
inception, whilejealousisa power- 
ful hitter and a two-time All-State 

' "Ellen has done a gcxid job, and 
has been getting a lot of points off 
her serve," says Ruddy. "Karen has 
played, well overall, and has been a 
good leader on the floor for us." 

Lynn Kecley '92 was also cited'by 
Coach Ruddy for her strong play so 
far this season. 

The Bowdoin Round Robin tour- 
nament features top-ranked Bates, 
as well asTufts, Southeastern Masv, 
a nd Col by-Sa wyer. The tou ma men t 
gets under way on Saturday morn- 
ing at 9 a.m. in Morrell Gym. 



Volleyball- Bowdoin Round Robin 9:00 a.m. 

(Morrell Gym) 

Field Hockey vs. Tufts 1 1 :00 a.m. 


Women's Soccer vs. Tufts 1 1 :00 a.m. 


Men's Soccer vs. Tufts 1 1 :30 a.m. 
I (Pickard) 


Women's JV Soccer vs Maine(Club) 3:30 p.m. 


Volleyball vs. Thomas 7:00 p.m. 


Field Hockey vs. Southern Maine 3:30 p.m. 
■; Men's Soccer vs. Maine 3:30 p.m. 

Women's Tennis vs.' Bates 3:30 p.m. 



(Continued from page seven) 

far post was headed into the net by 
Khadurri, who was crashing from 
his defense position. The goal was 
Khadurri's first of the year. 

The real fircwork's began with 
just two minutes left in tho half. 
Khadurri was dribbling the ball up 
the sideline and proceeded to pass 
the ball when Beaver forward Bob 
Pipe threw a forearm that levelled 
Khadurri. No whistle! Bedlam 
promptly ensued when the Bears 
were called for a cheap foul seconds 
later. The entire Bear's bench pro- 
tested, led by Coach Gilbride. 

A* Gilbride and the referee ar- 
gued, Gilbride drew a yellow card, 
a caution, but continued toquestion 
the referee's division. The referee 
then ejected Gilbridefrom the game. 

"V think because it was a blatant 
attempt to injure and not to play the 
ball, it upset me. I continued to 
argue, after the caution, to make 
him realise the impo rtanc e of his 
missing that call" explained Gilbr- 

No one was sure how the team 
would react in the second halt, 
Unfortunately, the Boars started the 
second half tentatively and looking 
confused. Babson capitalized 11 
minutes into the second half when 
striker Tom Fisher scored on a cross 
that appeared to go through 
Wilson's hands. 

The Boars found themselves cling- 
ing to the 1-1 tie for the next IS 


minutes when they settled down 
and began to play more soundly. It 
appeared the Bears might win the 
game when striker Chris Garbaccio 
'90 had a semi-breakaway late in 
the game-; Garbaccio's shot was 
saved by the Babson goaltendcr to 
send the teams to overtime tied at 

The Bears regained the lead two 
and a half minutes into the first 
overtime, in which two 15 minute 
periods are played, when Conrad 
scored his fifth goal of the year. 
Asherman '90 set up the play bv 
stealing a clearing pass, beating a 
defender, and passing into the 
"eighteen" whereConrad faced the 
sweeper to miss his trap. Conrad 
then blasted a shot past the keeper 
for a 2-1 edge. 

Babson once again fought back 
and Moved when striker* Greg 
Wood worth ripped a low line drive 
into the far corner ot the net. The 
Boars' inabilitv to clear the ball otl a 
corner kick cost them the win they 

Neither team was able to mon in 
the second overtime as tatigue be 
came an important factor in the 

The Bears host Tttfts tomorrow at 
1 1 :30. The teams fought to a score- 
less tie a year ago. 

On Wednesday, tho Boars will 
end their four game homostand 
against Division I University of 

Friday, October 6, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 9 

Football ■ 

(Continued from page seven) 

Bear's scoring efforts, as they were 
penalized for pass interference, 
giving Bowdoin first and goal from 
the 10 yard line. It was deja vu, as 
LeClair scored another four-yard 
TD the same way he scored his first 

"Our ability to run the ball was 
the result of three things," said 
Vandersea. "Kirch called the right 
plays, our line did a great job block- 
ing, and Jim was able to see the 
blocks and pick up the yardage." 

Bowdoin went to halftime with a 
sizeable 20-10 lead. ' 

It didn't let up in the third quar- 
ter. The scoring went back and 
fourth between both teams, with 
each team scoring on nearly every 
possession. It seemed that who- 
ever had possession of the ball last 

would win. 

Three minutes into the second 
half, Bantam quarterback Todd 
Levine completed a six yard touch- 
down pass to bring Trinity within 

Bowdoin answered that touch- 
down with one of their own. 

On another drive that used a big 
chunk of the clock, the Bears effec- 
tively mixed up their passing and 
ground attack to move to the Ban- 
tam 29 yard line. 

The Bears scored by air this time. 
Kirch completed a perfectly-thrown 
pass to Bilodeau in the end zone to 
give Bowdoin back the 1 point lead . 
Bowdoin's lead did not stay that 
way for long after Trinity took over 
at their 33 yard line. The Bantams 
needed only six plays to drive down 
and score their third touchdown of 

Sean Sheehan '91 picked up 23 yards on this carry against the 
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the game. The Bears lead was once 
again chopped to three points. 

Bowdoin retaliated with yet an- 
other score on their own late in the 
third quarter, which came from a 27 
yard field goal by Carenzo. It was 
the first field goal of his collegiate 

"He (Carenzo) did a great job of 
kicking," said Vandersea. " He did 
especially well, considering he 
kicked from the right, which is very 
difficult for a soccer-style kicker." 
The third quarter ended, with 
Bowdoin stilLon top 30-24. 

In the final quarter, Trinity scored 
on a three yard run, which gave 
them a 31-30 lead, their first lead 
since early in the game. 

Once again the Bears bounced 
back. LeCLair scored his fourth 
touchdown of the day, which came 
off of a 30 yard run up the middle. 

Kirch successfully ran the ball in 
for two points, and Bowdoin's lead 
was back up to a full touchdown. 

Then disaster struck. 

With only 2:37 left to play, the 
Bantams began their fatal drive to 
the Bowdoin end zone. After Lev- 
ine ran it in from the six, they fooled 
everyone with the option pass from 
running back Kevin RisCassi to 
receiver Terry McNamara for two. 

"We weren't prepared for that 
particular play," said Vandersea. 
"Each week a team runs a different 
two-point play, so you're not sure 
what you're going to see. Also,thcy 
executed the play perfectly." 

LeClair finished the day with 120 
yards rushing, and Kirch passed for 
216 yards. 

Senior Rick Arena once again led 
the defense with 9 solo tackles. 

This weekend, the 0-1-1 Bears take 
a long road trip as they face 1-1 

Soccer streak stopped 


Though their unbeaten streak 
was stopped at five, the Bowdoin 
women's soccer team took two out 
of three games this past week. The 
Polar Bears pulled off two shut- 
outs at home but lost to a powerful 
UVM team Sunday. 

Last Wednesday the University 
of Southern Maine visited Pickard 
Field and fell to the Bears, 1 -0. Tracy 
Ingram '92 scored late in the first 
half off a pass from Karen Crehore 
'90 for the only goal of the game. 

The Polar Bears dominated the 
game offensively, but couldn't pick 
up an insurance goal as the USM 
goalie made several remarkable 
saves. For Bowdoin, Caroline Blair- 
Smith '93 recorded 6 saves for her 
second shutout. 

Bowdoin then ran its unbeaten 
streak to five games with an im- 
pressive 5-0 victory over Whca- 
ton, a game in which the Polar 
Bears dominated on both ends of 
the field. 

Sarah Russell '91 opened the 
scoring v by putting in a Kathleen 
Devaney '90 corner kick. This was 
Bowdoin's first indirect goal off a 
corner kick all season. Sue Ingram 
'90 scored off a Russell assist to 
give the Bears a 2-0 halftime lead. 

Bowdoin got a gutty perform- 
ance from Didi Salmon '92 in the 
second half. Salmon picked up 
two goals in a seven minute span, 
with Crehore and S. Ingram assist- 
ing. Salmon has been playing with 
pain from rheumatoid arthritis. 

Coach John Cullen said, "She is 
a big lift to the team, and I know 
the two goals gave her a big lift." 

The two freshman forwards 
teamed up for the final goal, as Jen 
Cain scored with an assist from 
Julie Roy . 

Mel Koza '91 recorded her first 
shutout of the season with five 

Sunday the Polar Bears traveled 
to Vermont and saw their streak 
come to an end at the hands of 
their Division I opponents. UVM 
scored late in the first half and 
again at the 16 minute mark of the 
second half for the 2-0 win. 

Cullen was not disappointed by 
the loss, noting, 'They had great 
athletes at all positions." 

"It was a good lesson to play a 
team like UVM. We played well 
against a stronger team and that 
gave us confidence," he added. 

The Polar Bears, defeated the 
White Mules of Colby on Wed- 
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Mock Trial Verdict: An Afterword 

It seems these days that just about 
every week at Bowdoin is some- 
thing awareness week. People 
spend hours of their time planning, 
organizing, and setting up a wide variety 
of programs during the week, which are 
met with varying degrees of student in- 

"Friends Don't Force Friends Week," 
which wraps up this evening, was ex- 
tremely successful primarily because it 
strayed from the traditional format of 

"special" weeks. Instead of trying to drive lawyer and principal involved. The situ- 
home its message with a keynote speaker ation portrayed Monday night is one 
imported from far away and purporting possible scenario; it is by no means the 
to be an expert on the subject, the Peer only one. 

Relations Support Group tried a bold Many sec date rape as a mere misun- 

and risky endeavor: the mock rape trial, dcrstanding. But there arealso many who 

We applaud the PRSG's, and the many are aware of the realities of date rape. We 

other groups who sponsored and were encourage victims of sexual assault to 

responsible for Monday evening's simu- 
lated rape trial. It was a unique and 
engaging way to approach an issue that 
is extremely serious, and not at all for- 
eign to the Bowdoin Pines: date rape. It 
showed students the emotional side of 
the issue in a way that no lecturer could 
have possibly done. 

We were disappointed, however, at 
the poor turnout for Tuesday's follow- 
up forum. Based on the number and 
volatility of reactions to the controversial 
verdict of "not guilty" heard around 
campus, then? were quite a number of 
people who had something to say. The 

trust in the resources available both on 
and off campus, including Counseling 
Services, Security, the Deans' Office staff, 
PRSG, Parkview Hospital, Brunswick 
Police, and the Bath-Brunswick Rape 
Crisis Helpline. 

The fact that the defense won this imagi- 
nary case should not in any way dissuade 
men and women who believe they are 
victims of rape from considering the 
option of prosecution. Because of the 
abbreviated nature of the trial, members 
of the audience did not learn of some of 
the positive aspects of the legal system. 
Witness advocates. Helpline counselor/ 

forum would have been the perfect arena advocates, an educated Brunswick police 

for discussion. 

We also worry that the verdict turned 
in by the jury will have an unintended 
negative effect. A common reaction to 
theresultsof the trial was that the judicial 
system of this country makes it virtually 
impossible for an alleged date rapist to 
be convicted. As a result, women may be 
less inclined to go through the pain and 
horror of reliving their attack before a 
judge and jury because they feel it would 
be futile. 

force and other individuals aware of 
severity and sensitivity of rape cases are 
all available for support. We stress the 
importance of every rape survivor'sbeing 
able to make his or her own choice in this 
decision; what may be right for some is 
not always right for others. 

Obviously, the intention of the evening 
was not to create a sense of hopelessness 
in women. The supcrlativecffortsof PRSG 
and others succeeded in their intention to 
make the Bowdoin community aware that 

Wehopethatthiswasnotwhatanyone date rape happens, and that it happens 
took home with them from this simu- right here in our ivory tower. 

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latcd trial. And we stress the fact that it 
was simulated. At the forum some of the 
problems with a three-hour mock trial 
were addressed. Time constraints pre- 
vented any witnesscsother than the plain- 
tiff and defendant from testifying. Nei- 
ther of the lawyers participating prac- 
tices criminal law as a career. The prepa- 
ration time for this trial was a fraction of 
what is required for a real trial. 

Every rape is different. Every rape trial 
is different — as is every judge, jury, 




John Simko 

October 1 -7 is Energy Awareness Week, a 
program sponsored by the Environmental 
Studies Department, the Druids, and the 
Greens. Environmental issues are being ad- 
dressed by speakers and entertainers in an 
effort to promoteawarenessabout the world 
around us and our effect upon it. But the 
core component for this program has been 
the increasingly organized and resourceful 
student support and encouragement of 
energy conservation reform on campus. Over 
three-hundred names were collected on a 
petition asking that the heat remain off; 
these students, perhaps one-fourth of the 
student population in residence, were will- 
ing to put the importance of the environ- 
ment ahead of their own personal comfort. 
The motive behind this petition was to show 
the administration and Physical Plant that 
responsibility must be taken for any action 
which causes environmental decay. The 
Greenhouse Effect is a global problem which 
can only be solved by individual initiative. 
As a campus, we consume tremendous 
amounts of energy through such sim pic acts 
as heating, lighting, and eating. Equally 
tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide are 
produced as a result, trapping heat in the 
atmosphere like a thermal blanket. Bow- 
doin needs to accept responsibility for its 
contribution of carbon dioxide by working 
tolimit its production in the future. 

I do not mean to step on toes when I call 
for greater and more effective energy con- 
servation methods on campus. The condi- 
tion of the environment is oblivious to 
"decreased acceleration" of industrial activ- 
ity; so long as heat-trapping gases and re- 
source tainting particles are produced, the 
planet will suffer as a result. As consumers 

of energy, we are responsible for the envi- 
ronmental impact of that consumption. The 
petition to keep the heat off meant to ad- 
dress this rcsponsibilty, not to "blame" 
anyone for the undesirable effects of the 
heating plant. 

Energy on campus this week has not gone 
out the window but rather into student-di- 
rected efforts to increase recycling, reduce 
electrical consumption and paper use, and 
to increase the length of time the heat was 
off. Though I wasclearly misinformed when 
I stated that the heat would be on last week, 
this was the product of a lack of communi- 
cation and not an effort to portray the people 
responsible for turning on the heat as igno- 
rant of the importance of energy conserva- 
tion. Perhaps in future years there could be 
more direct communication between stu- 
dents and the administration concerning 
the status of the heating season. The forum 
last Tuesday with the college Treasurer and 
the Director of the Physical Plant was a 
positive step in this direction. We as stu- 
dents arc the primary, if not the sole reason 
whythccollcgemustburnsomuchoil;if wc 
arc rcsponsiblcforthisconsumption, should 
we not have some input into the rate and 
length of consumption? 

The responsibility dynamic is perhaps 
the impetus behind Energy Awareness 
Week. By signing petitions, using glasses 
instead paper cups, and turning off lights, 
students have developed thecnvironmcntal 
conciousness necessary to limit thecollege's 
contribution to environmental decay. It is 
this conciousness, developed on the indi- 
vidual level, which is the only viable pre- 
vention of the Greenhouse Effect. The 
struggle, or rather the necessity, to conserve 
energy and recycle paper on campus must 
continue if our responsibility for carbon 
dioxide production is to be met. Though 
Energy Awareness Week ends October 7, 
hopefully theconscrvation methods stressed 
will become a way of life. 

Letter: Sexual harassment Board reports 

(Editor's note: The following Utter is the report 
of the Chair of the Board on 'Sexual Harassment 
and Assault to the President of the College. One 
of the ground rules of the Board is that it must 
report to the College community each semester on 
its activities. At the request of President Greason, 
that tetter is reprinted here.) 

Dear President Greason: 

During the 1989 Spring Semester, three 
sexual harassment incidents were reported 
to the Chair of the Board on Sexual Harass- 

ment and Assault. One of these was reported 
anonymously and indirectly, through a third 
party, and therefore no action could be taken. 
The other two reports came from individuals 
seeking information and guidance on Bow- 
doin's policies on sexual harassment and the 
procedures of the Board. There was one re- 
quest for mediation and nor reqests for a 
formal hearing by the Board. 


Wells Johnson, Chair 

Board on Sexual Harrassment and Assault 

Friday, October 6, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 11 

Sex, scandals and Puritanism 

The Left Fielder 

Barney Frank, a Democratic 
Representative from Massachu- 
setts, is in trouble this week. Frank 
is perhaps the most articulate and 
intelligent spokesman for progres- 
sive causes in the entire Congress, 
and is a man of caustic wit and 
great political acuity. He is, by all 
accounts, one of the finest minds 
in American political life. He is 
also, since he came out in 1987, 
openly and unabashedly gay. 
Though it certainly earned him an 
extra degree of hatred from the 
homophobic elements of the right, 
Frank's honest and candid revela- 
tion was regarded as an act of 
courage by most of his constitu- 
ents, who overwhelmingly re- 
elected him in 1988. 

But now Frank's political career 
wavers on the edge of disaster. 
The Washington Times published 
an account several weeks ago of 
Frank's involvement with a pros- 
titute named Stephen Gobic. In 
1 985, Frank responded to an ad in 
a gay Washington newspaper and 
paid Cobic $80 for sex. He then 
hired the prostitute as a personal 
assistant and chauffeur, and when 
out of town sometimes allowed 
him the use of his Washington 
apartment. Frank maintains that 
he was trying to help lift the 
younger man out of a squalid and 
difficult life. When he discovered, 
eighteen months after hiring 
Cobie, that his assistant was run- 
ning a prostitution ring out of his 
Washington apartment, Frank 
says that he immediately fired the 

Frank has asked the House 
Ethics Committee to investigate 
the case, and has apologized to his 
Democraticcolleagues forany em- 
barrassment he may have caused 
them. The ethics investigation, he 
says, will clear him of any wrong- 
doing, but he bemoans publicly 
his lack of personal judgment in 
the matter. Response both in 
Washington and at home was at 
first largely supportive, but, as the 
pundits love to say, the tide is 
turning. There is talk among 
Democrats of the need for Frank 
to disappear, and the Boston 

Heat controversy 

To the Editor: 

The start up of the heating plant, 
as discussed in Viewpoint in last 
week's Orient, is incorrectly re- 
ported. The heating plant will not 
be delivering heat to main campus 
buildings until weather conditions 
clearly dictate that necessity. The 
decision will be made in my office 
based on physical corditions on 
campusand the longer range NOAA 

Globe, long a staunch supporter, 
has called for his resignation. The 
reason? His position, they say, is 
now untenable, and his presence in 
Congress damages the causes he 
cares about. 

What is one to make of all this? 
Frank's lack of judgment in enter- 
ing into any sort of relationship with 
such an unsavory and venal charac- 
ter is strikingly at odds with his 
acute intelligence and perceptive 
abilities. But if, as seemslikcly, Frank 
is able to disprove the allegations 
that he knew what was going on, 
and if Washington decides not to 
arraign him on the charge of sod- 
omy, then the only count against 
him will be poor personal judgment 
and involvement with a character 
most of us would not invite to a 
dinner party. Is this sufficient to 
destroy his ability to lead the pro- 
gressive wing of the Democratic 
Party, and is it, more importantly, 
anybody's business? 

Pat Buchanan gloated that Frank 
would no longer be able to attack 
corruption at HUD when he 
couldn't spot "a whorehouse in his 
own basement." But compare for a 
moment what went on in Barney 
Frank's basement with what went 
on in Ronald Reagan's. Underneath 
Reagan's very nose a clandestine 
cadre of Amcrica-firstcrs sent ille- 
gal money and weapons to reac- 
tionary guerrillas in Nicaragua, 
undermininganypretenseof checks 
and balances on the executive power 
and, when caught, shreddingcount- 
less documents which might have 
shown whence came their orders. 
This incident, it seems, ought to have 
cast doubt on the President's ability 
to lead a democratic government. 
Inslead he merely smiled his way 
out from under cloudy skies, and 
the American people let him get 
away with maintaining that Oliver 
North was a great hero. 

On the other hand, when a pros- 
titute works his way into Barney 
Frank's basement and conducts his 
business there, it becomes common- 
place that Frank's public presence 
will only damage thecauscs he cares 
about. But no one has alleged that 
Frank's private quandaries had 
adversely affected his abilities as a 
Congressman, in the way that Re- 
agan's relationship with the Na- 
tional Security Council obviously 
jeopardized both his effectiveness 
as President and the very integrity 

of the democratic process. If our 
moral reaction to the former scan- 
dal is more horrified than our re- 
sponse to the latter, then some- 
thing is fundamentally wrong with 
our political and moral 

Frank's effectiveness never 
rested upon a squeaky-clean per- 
sonal life, and it need not now. But 
he will not fall because he lost his 
effectiveness. The call for his res- 
ignation is a cover for a deeper 
phenomenon in our political souls: 
our Puritanical inability to put 
morals where they belong. The 
maintenance in popular culture of 
sexual norms divorced from all re- 
ality, which oppress those who 
live according to them as well as 
those who transgress them, is a 
moral issue. What happened in 
Frank's basement is a personal 
issue, a source of pain for him 
which should not serve as a source 
of scandalized titillation for us. 

Bowdoin has been buzzing 
lately with debate over the ques- 
tion of what constitutes sexist 
language. Rather than adding my 
voice to the already crowded cho- 
rus, I would merely ask how many 
of you who have engaged in this 
quarrel take seriously the goal of 
defeating the persistent and in- 
sidious power of sexist structures 
in American culture? Assuming 
that most of you have answered 
affirmatively, I ask you to join me 
in an important task. Language is 
not magical, and merely changing 
our words will not alter the reality 
of sexism; I offer you an opportu- 
nity to do just that, through the 
prosaic but nevertheless signifi- 
cant device of a letter to a member 
of Congress. Please write a letter 
of support to Barney Frank, and 
send a copy to two influential 
Democrats, one an alumnus of 
your college. Do not let our atavis- 
tic. Puritanical sexism drivca good 
man from public life. 

Representative Barney Frank 
1030 Longworth Building 
Washington, D.C, 20515 

Representative Thomas S. Foley 
1201 Longworth Building 
Washington, DC, 20515 

Senator George Mitchell 
176 Russell Building 
Washington, D.C, 20510 

Letters to the Editor 

Non-sexist language 

(Editor's note: The following letter 
was received at the Orient office more 
than two weeks ago, but due to a pro- 
duction error was not printed in either 
the Sept. 22 or the Sept. 29 issue. At the 
request of the authors, we print it here. 
We apologize for the error.) 
To the Editor: 

In his editorial on September 15, 
Adam Najberg raisps some com- 
mon criticisms of the use of inclu- 
sive, or non-sexist, language Clas- 
sic texts might sound ridiculous if 
rewritten, critics say, and an inclu- 
sive language is cumbersome and 
difficult. But cxclusrve language — 
that which uses male terms to sig- 
nify all people — is imprecise, fre- 
quently misleading, and not accu- 
rate in depicting our late 20th cen- 
tury society. 

For example, how do we know if 
"man" means only men, or all 
people? We can only determine 
meaning through context; language 
is a system of symbols. Did Neil 
Armstrong mean "one giant leap 
for men," or "one ginat leap for 
humankind?" Did the founding 
fathers mean to include women in 
"all men are created equal?" Or 
when Shakespeare wrote of the ages 
of man, did he envision both gen- 
ders? We cannot know for certain . I f 
one were to write, "all people are 
created equal," however, we know 
immediately what the author in- 
tends. Exclusive language, the use 
of a male generic to imply men and 

weather forecast for Northern new 
England. It is intended that we con- 
serve energy, for all of the very im- 
portant resons pointed out by John 

The steam distribution system has 
been pressurized and tested, as has 
theoil delivery system from the new 
underground tanks. Certain off- 
campus houses (outside of the com- 
puter control net ) and the infirmary 

are receiving heat. All other build- 
ings are on hold. Heat to Coles 
Tower was inadvertantly deliv- 
ered through a computer glitch. 
That has been rectified. 

Your interest in this matter is 
greatly appreciated. Bowdoin 
must continue to do all that it can 
to conserve energy. 

Yours very truly, 

Dudley H. Woodall 


Judaism clarified - 

To the Editor: 

I would like to point out to the 
Bowdoin community that the views 
represented by Neil Altman's letter 
(which appeared in the Sept. 29, 
1989 issue of the Orient) do in no 
way reflect the opinion of Jews in 
general. One who believes that 
"none of us can come to know God 
personally and be changed for the 

better, except through Jesus the 
messiah. Who died for us," is ex- 
pressing Christian ideas, NOT Jew- 
ish ones. Altman's views are shared 
mainly by a small group of people 
who call themselves "Jews for Je- 
sus," an organization whose tactics 
of enticing new members classifies 
them as a cult, and puts them in the 
same league as the Moonies and the 

women, may well prevent a writer 
from communicating with her, or 
his, audience most effectively. 

Far more significantly, langauge 
reflects what and how we think. Do 
we think all people are male? If not, 
should we write as if they are? 1 four 
forebearers did as part of standard 
English, that reflected a world in 
which women were barred from the 
vote, many civil rights and many 
occupations. As our world has 
changed to include more opportu- 
nities for women, our language re- 
flects thosechanges.Shalcspcaredid 
not write in inclusive language 
because women in 16th century 
England did not have substantial 
civil rights. As our society is differ- 
ent, and particularly so in regard to 
women's position within it, our 
language becomes by necessity in- 
clusive. It is only appropriate that 
Bowdoin, like most other colleges 
and universities, recognize the 
importance of inclusive language 
as it recognizes the important con- 
tribution of women as students, 
Staff, faculty and administrators. 
Such a recognition is not confined 
to Women's Studies, but, one would 
hope, shared by all members of our 
campus community. 


Martha May, Director, Women's 
Studies Program 

Marya Hunsinger, Program As- 

Alternatives to prosecution 

To the Editor: 

After surveying student discus- 
sions during the days following the 
unusually educational presentation 
"Was It Rape?" in Kresge Audito- 
rium last Tuesday evening, I have 
noticed a particularly disturbing 
development. Because the jury 
found the accused "not guilty" in 
the "mock trial," a surprising num- 
ber of students have expressed a 
lack of faith in the criminal justice 
system's ability to fairly adjudicate 
acquaintance rape. As a result, many 
are concluding that the criminal 
process may not represent the best 
recourse for victims of sexual as- 
sault, harassment, or acquaintance 

While the criminal justice system 
may prove ineffective in certain 
cases, victims at Bowdoin should 
recognize a variety of important 
alternatives for addressing sexual 
assault. For example, town re- 
sources include the Bath-Brunswick 

Rape Crisis Helpline, medical and 
counseling Staff at Parkview Hospi- 
tal, and of the special sexual assault 
unit ot the Brunswick Police De- 
partment. Bowdoin students should 
also consider such institutional 
support resources as the Board on 
Sexual Harassment and Assault, the 
College Counseling Service, Dean 
of Students staff. Security, and the 
Peer Relations Support Group. Some 
students have found consulting with 
Proctors, facultyand friends equally 
helpful. 1 also encourage all students, * 
especially victims of sexual assault, 
to review a copy of the short hand- 
book "Sexual Harassment and Sex- 
ual Assault: A shared Community 

Regardless of students' perspec- 
tives on the "mock trial," I simply 
want to emphasize the importance 
of consulting alternatives to the 
criminal justice system. 

Kenneth A. Lewallen 

Dean of Students 

Hare Krishnas. The idea that you 
can be Jewish and accept Christ as 
the Messiah is a slap in the face to 
the millions of Jews who have been 
slaughtered throughout the course 
of history for believing otherwise. 
Altman can't have his matzoh, and 
eat it too. 


Josh Singer 

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Mock Trial 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, Octobi-.r 6, 1989 

(Continuedfrom page 1) 
of Kim, pulled down his jeans, of 
Kim. He never asked Kim if she 
wanted to have sex. Said Kim, "Sex 
was the last thing on my mind. I 
didn't want to have sex with David." 
In its cross-examination, the de- 
fense attempted to discredit the 
contention that physical force was 
used, citing the lack of evidence. 
There were no bruises or scratches * 
on either party. Kim's clothing was 
not torn nor did a hospital exami- 
nation reveal any evidence of physi- 
cal abuse. 

Kim .never screamed, although 
she did claim to have said "No, 

The second tenet of Andrucki's 
defense was the insinuation that 
force would not have been neces- 
sary because of the closeness of the 
two. While dancing at the party, 
"You didn't push him away during 
slow dances," said AndruckitoKim. 
While on the witness stand, Bristol 
agreed, saying, "She was interested 
in me." If the two were lying to- 
getheron the bed, Andrucki contin- 
ued, Kim must have known that 
David was "aroused." Finally, the 
defense contended that Kim could 
have left at any time during the 


evening but did not. 

The jury's decision that David 
Bristol did not rape Kim Lamboli 
because of the lack of evidence of 
physical force angered many mem- 
bers of the audience, as evidenced 
by the buzz of conversation around 
campus and at the follow-up forum 
held Tuesday night in Lancaster 
Lounge. Dean Jane L. Jervis summed 
up much of the discontent at the 
forum, saying, "What the jury did 
in the constraints of the law was 
right, but an injustice was done." 

The forum raised many contro- 
versial issues. Does the the protec- 
tion of the rights of the victim re- 
quire a la w of vengeance against the 
accused? How does one determine 
the state of mind of the victim? Is 
there another way to try cases like 
rape beyond in the courtroom? 

Anyone who attended the trial or 
was involved in it would agree that 
it was a success not because of the 
verdict issued, but because of the 
increased awareness of rape that it 
sparked. Extreme professionalism 
on the parts of all involved, espe- 
cially Mary Inman and Pat Seed, 
helped produce one of the most stir- 
ring and thought-provoking events 
to occur on campus. 

Howell remembered 

To the Editor: 

We at the Alpha Delta Phi frater- 
nity would like to express our deep- 
est sorrow on the passing of Profes- 
sor Roger Howell. To us, he was 
more than just a professor, he was 
our brother. 

Asa Bowdoin undergrad, Profes- 
sor Howell was a devoted member 
of Alpha Delta Phi, and for over a 

decade has generously served as 
our faculty advisor. He will be 
greatly missed. 

We strongly encouragedonations 
to the Roger Howell Jr., English 
History Book Fund in his memory. 


Pamela Ohman, President 

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financial support from foreign na- 
tions, the ANC maintains small 
fighting units in townships and 
other areas. 

"One of the biggest fears of people 
I met is that the government will 
simply not make the necessary 
changes in time," he said. "Almost 
everyone I met shared that view." 
He added, "If De Klerk [the new 
Prime Minister) doesn't release 
Nelson Mandela [a jailed ANC 
leader] within a year, things could 
easily get very violent." 

The ANC approves the use of 
force in their determination to 
achieve equal rights in South Af- 
rica. Although force is a last resort 
which everyone hopes to avoid, 
Jenkins pointed out, 'Today's ter- 
rorists are tomorrow's leaders," 
looking at the American revolution- 
aries, leaders in Israel, and other 
political figures. 

Equal rights to Jenkins means one 
man, one vote. "Anything less than 
one man, one vote is racism," he 

commented. The ANC wants equal 
power sharing between races, but 
all it is demanding right now is 
negotiation between the white gov- 
ernment and legitimate black lead- 

Because of his many experiences 
in a system without freedom of the 
press and other rights Americans 
take for granted, Jenkins said he 
does not trust the South African 
government and many of itsclairfis. 
"I've been to the funeral of people 
shot, who the government said were 
never shot," he said. 

At the end of his stay, Jenkins was 
arrested for a crime which had been 
taken off the statutes — entering a 
black area as a white. The South 
African government then lied to the 
U.S. State department, claiming they 
had checked and found he was not 
a U.S. citizen, although Jenkins had 
said so when arrested. "When the 
government lies about such issues, 
how can one trust anything else it 
reports?," Jenkins asked. 
The ANC and Bishop Tutu are 

both strong supporters of economic 
sanctions to help theircause in South 
Africa. "Sanctions are not an end 
they are a means," Jenkins said' 
While a survey sponsored by the 
South Africangovcmment reported 
that 80% of both whites and 
blacksoppose sanctions because of 
the hardships they cause internally, 
Jenkins said such results are not 
reliable, as a significant number of 
people who support the ANC sup- 
port sanctions. "If the people in 
South Africa are calling for sanc- 
tions, we should give them sanc- 
tions, since we gave contra aid to 
the Nicaraguans when they asked," 
he said. 

In addition to his time in South 
Africa, Jenkins also spent ten davs 
in Namibia as an observer for the 
Episcopal church, which sent people 
thereat the United Nation's request 
to monitor the change to autono- 
mous rule. 

Jenkins is the first student to 
participate in this exchange pro- 
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College fumes over error in magazine ranking 

ORIENT Editor-in-Chief 

A recent U.S . News & World Report 
special report on "America's Best 
Colleges," lists Bowdoin College as 
the 13th best national liberal arts 
college. Bowdoin officials, however, 
are disputing that ranking after 
discovering a calculation error in 
one of the categories on which the 
overall ranking was based. 

Director of Public Relations and 
Publications Richard Mersereau 
received an advance copy of the 
issue last Thursday. "It took me 
about 30 second s to scan it and see it 
was so out of whack that an error 
must have been made," said 

The article based its overall 
ranking of each institution on its 

scores in five categories: academic 
reputation, student selectivity, 
retention patterns, faculty quality 
and financial resources. It was in 
this final category that the error was 
made. Bowdoin was ranked 72 in 
the nation in financial resources, a 
category which consisted of each 
school's library budget, 
instructional expenditures and 
endowment income. Recent figures 
showed Bowdoin tenth in the nation 
in endowment per student. 

Mersereau first made a vain 
attempt to get the magazine to 
change the information before 
publication. He then asked the 
magazine for the figures with which 
it calculated Bowdoin's financial 
resources, and discovered that the 
figure the magazine used for library 

Bowdoin's six Phi Beta Kappas hang around the symbol that made 
them study so hard: the Polar Bear. Photo by Amialisa Schmorleitz. 

Six seniors tabbed as 
Phi Beta Kappas 


Six Bowdoin seniors were 
recently nominated for 
membership to the Bowdoin Phi 
Beta Kappa chapter. Christopher 
Briggs, Marc Dupre, Michael 
Frantz, Mary Inman, Scott Mendel 
and Tim Jackson were invited to 
join this national organization 
which honors students who have 
shown high levels of academic 
achievement. Membership in Phi 
Beta Kappa is lifelong. 

James H. Turner, associate 
professor of physics and 
secretary/treasurer of the 
Bowdoin chapter said members 
of the faculty who are also Phi 
Beta Kappa members congregate 
to select seniors by a majority vote. 

There are no "out and out rules" 
to the selection process. Turner 
said, but "our opinions of our top 
students are based on the first 

three years of grades at Bowdoin 
at the time of selection." They do 
not calculate grade point averages, 
but give academic performance 
top consideration, and also take 
into account distribution of 
courses. Turner said if the six 
seniors accept these invitations 
there will be an official meeting of 
the chapter and the students will 
be formally inducted. 

Chris Briggs said receiving a 
Phi Beta Kappa nomination is "a 
traditional honor and I'm 
thankful." Briggs isadouble major 
in history and english and is 
looking to get a Ph.D. in History 
and teach at the university level. 
Marc Dupre, an economics and 
psychology major, is considering 
law school. Michael Frantz is a 
double major in math and 
economics and is planning to 
pursue a career in business, 

(Continued on page 8) 

budget was over SI .3 million to 

Througha numberof phonecalls, 
Mersereau finally established where 
the error occurred. Over the 
summer, various questionnaires 
were sent to Bowdoin by a data 
collection agency for use in the 
magazine's annual rankings. The 
questionnaires were sent to various 
parts of the campus and were 
supposed to be returned by August 
1. The financial resources 
questionnaire, however, was not 
returned by Bowdoin until August 
16, which according to the magazine, 
was after the date they ceased 
working with the data collection 
agency. Thus, the magazine claims 
it never received the information. 

U.S. News & World Report then 



Library budget 

Endowment Income 

What they should 
have used 


What they used 



The first column shows the correct figures for the fiscal year 1988, 

according to the Office of Public Relations. The second column shows the 

figures used by U.S. News & World Report, which were provided to them 

by the U.S. Department of Education and arc for the fiscal year 1987. The 

second and third figures arc correct for that year. 

turned to the U.S. Department of 
Education, which provided the 
magazine with the latest available 
figures for Bowdoin. Those figures 
showed instructional expenditures 

for the fiscal year 1987 to be 
S7,l 33,000, endowment income for 
the same year to be $5, 723,000 and 
the library budget to be S37,669. 
(Continued on page 7) 

Bowdoin's brightest honored today 


Two Phi Beta Kappa scholars, 
United States Representative to the 
United Nations Thomas Pickering 
and Mary lnman '90, will address 
Bowdoin students, faculty, staff, 
and other members of the 
community at the 48th annual James 
Bowdoin Day exercises held in the 
Morrell Gym today 3 p.m. 

Pickering's speech is titled "The 
United States at the United 
Nations." Inman will speak on 'The 
Five Phases of Adapting to Life in 
the Soviet Union." 

"It should be a very good talk by 
Mr. Pickering," said Janet Smith, 
assistant to the president of the 
college, who organized James 
Bowdoin Day. 

Pickering, a class of 1 953 Bowdoin 
graduate, was called by Jordan's 
leader. King Hussein, "the best 
American Ambassador I've dealt 

Pickering had served as 
Ambassador to Jordan (1974-1978), 
Nigeria (1981-1983), El Salvador 
(1983-1 985), and thentolsrael (1985- 
1988). Pickering also worked as a 
Special Assistant to Secretary of 
State Henry Kissinger during 
former President Nixon's 

During his tenure as Ambassador 
of El Salvador, an assassination plot 
to murder Pickering arose. In the 
May 1984 election, Robert 
D'Aubuisson, the right wing 
candidate, narrowly lost in a runoff 
to Napoleon Duarte, a Christian 
Democrat. DAubuisson accused 
Pickering and the United States of 
giving financial assistance to Duarte 
through the U.S. embassy. Pickering 
denied he was picking sides, saying 
that the United States wanted free 
and honest elections. After the 
runoff, Pickering and DAubuisson 

met to reconcile their differences. 

In December 1988, former 
President Reagan appointed 
Pickering as United States 
Representative to the United 

Inman will speak on her 
experience as an American living in 
the Soviet Union for nearly three 
months over the summer. Inman is 

The College will 
honor 247 students 
as James Bowdoin 
Ceremonies will 
begin at 3 p.m. in 
Morrell Gym. 

a double major in government and 

Along with the two speeches, the 
college will honor 247 students as 
James Bowdoin Scholars. To be 
acknowledged as a James Bowdoin 
Scholar, a student must complete a 
minimum of two semesters and 
obtain at least three-quarters honor 
gradesand one-quarter high honors 

Twenty five students who earned 
high honors from the previous 
academic year will also be honored 

by the college. These students will 
be presented with a book, bearing a 
replica of the college bookplate. 

Scott Mendel '90 will serve as 
marshal of the exercises while 
President A. LeRoy Greason will 
address theaudience. The Bowdoin 
College Chorale, headed by Peter 
Frewan, will perform Franz 
Schubert's "Gott, der 


Following the ceremonies, a 
reception will be held in the Colbath 

Thomas R Pickering '53, H'84.U.S. 
Ambassador to United Nations 

INSIDE October 13,1989 


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Movie and Band Reviews- 
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Volleyball is victorious- 
Page 13 


Page 2 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 13, 1989 

New lot is a tight fit 


On a musty, humid day back in 
July over 90 pine trees were felled to 
make way for an extension of the 
parking lot behind Cleaveland Hall. 
The old lot was expanded in order 
to service the delivery needs of the 
chemistry department, the future 
campus center, and the many 
athletic teams that visit Bowdoin. 
The parking lot renovations cost 
approximately S230,000. Recently it 
was discovered that the much 
labored over lot is insufficient. 

Members of the chemistry 
department reported that a trailer- 
sized delivery truck was not 
maneuverable through the lot to the 
load ing dock. Professor Butcher said 
he and other chemistry professors 
"were concerned about access to 
our loading dock when the parking 
lot is full." A Maine Line bus driver 

also reported the difficulty he met 
in driving through the lot up to the 

Dave Barbour, director of physical 
plant, said that often drivers 
complain about parking lots' sharp 
corners and narrow entrances. He 
attributed many of thesecomplaints 
to the poor driving ability of some 
drivers. However, since two drivers 
reported identical difficulties 
manipulating their vehicles through 
the parking lot up to dock, Barbour 
decided to investigate and arranged 
to conduct a driving test of his own. 

Last week a Maine Line bus driver 
reported to the site to test his ability 
at maneuvering a full-sized bus 
though the lot. Barbour concluded 
the bus driver had no problem 
getting up to the loading dock. 

Athletic Director Sid Watson said 
he "had concerns about the buses 
getting in, but David Barbour seems 

The class of 1990 has elected officers to 
fill the two recently vacated positions: 

Nancy Mahoney - Treasurer 

Penny Huss - Secretary 


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to have nullified, them by 
successfully bringing a bus in." 
Hoping to appease the worries of 
those in the chemistry department 
as well, Barbour had a full sized 
truck come in so he could define the 
problem and formulate a solution. 
Last Tuesday the driver of a large 

fuel truck met «with extensive 
maneuvering difficulties when he 
tried to reach the loading dock. 
George Patton, an engineer in 
physical plant, said the test showed 
that "some modification of the lot 
will be necessary." Barbour said the 
decision was made to simply 

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dock slightly and remove two 
parking spaces in order to give the 
vehicles enough room to get 
through." Barbour said he felt the 
corrections are "minimal," and 
anticipated keeping the cost below 

More new faculty on campus profiled 


Several departments have gained 
new faculty members this year. 

In the biology department, Seri 
Rudolph, an instructor in Biology, 
is replacing a professor on a one 
year leave of absence. Rudolph 
earned her B.S. in Wildlife and 
Fisheries Biology from the 
University of California - Davis. She 
also received a M.S. there in 
Behavioral Ecology, specializing in 

This semester Rudolph is teaching 

Ecology, while next semester she 
will teach Biology 102 and a course 
dealing with plant and animal 

Dana Hooper, a lab instructor in 
the biology department, received 
her B.S. in Biology from San 
Francisco State University. She- 
earned her M.S. in Animal 
Physiology from UC - Davis. 
Hooper, who said that she wants to 
bring a "practical approach" to the 
laboratory, currently teaches labs 
for Biology 305. Next semester, she 
will instruct labs for Physiology. 


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Visiting Assistant Professor in 
Chemistry J. Clayton Baum is 
returning to Bowdoin after teaching 
earlier at the college for two years. 
Baum said that his tenure at 
Bowdoin, 1977-1979, was his first 
teaching position, so his experience 
this year_is "sort of like a 
homecoming." Baum received his 
B.S. in Chemistry from Williams 
College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in 
Physical Chemistry from Princeton 
University. This semester he is 
instructing Advanced Topics in 
Physical Chemistry. In the spring, 
he will teach a Physical Chemistry 
class and lab. 

Another new faculty member is 
Thomas Hill, an associate in the 
Education department. Hill earned 
his B.A. in Sociology from Colby 
College, and his M.A.T. from the 
University of Pittsburg. He is 
presently on a one year leave of 
absence from his position as a 
seventh grade social studies teacher 
in Yarmouth, Maine. Hill's role at 
Bowdoin is to prepare seniors in the 
Education department for their 
work as student teachers in the 
spring. He will teach Student 
Teaching and Curriculum courses 
during second semester. 

Visiting Instructor in English Paul 
Rosenthal is a member of the 
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of the department. He earned his 
B.A. from Bates College, and his 
M.A. from the University of North 
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Page 3 


"Personally, I think nooneshould 
get through Bowdoin without 
taking advantage of our resources," 
said Susan Ravdin '80, assistant 
curator of the special collections 
library. On the third floor of 
Hawthorne-Longfellow, she and 
curator Diane Gutscher keep bits of 
history from the college and the 

Special collections serves to 
preserve anything from 
manuscripts, photos, maps, the 
college archives and rare books, to 
the absurd, such as a hand print 
believed to belong to Abraham 
Lincoln. Anything which scholars 
might need but is too delicate or 
valuable to place in the regular 
library is kept in the collection. 

"At most libraries one needs 
several forms of identification to 
access special documents; here 
everything is available to students," 
Ravdin said. 

Some items include the private 
library of James Bowdoin III (the 

son of James Bowdoin II, after whom 
the college is named), letters and 
signatures from most American 
presidents, the key to Longfellow's 
house when he was first a professor 
at Bowdoin, and the only remaining 
manuscript of "M.A.S.H." by 
Richard Hooker, a Bowdoin 
graduate of the class of '46. The 
elongated Lincoln hand print could 
easily palm a basketball. Lincoln, 
Ravdin said, is thought to have 
suffered from Marfans syndrome, a 
disease which would explain his 
lankiness as well as the length of his 

Special collections comprises a 
little over a third of the floor, about 
70% of which is under climate 
control. "We try to keep the area at 
a level where both books and people 
can survive, 68 degrees and 45% 
humidity," explained Ravdin. 

For students of the Civil War, 

arctic studies, and French literature, 

special collections contains much 

underused material, such as 

(Continued on page 8) 

Burning books part of Bowdoin lore 


'The night was dark and 
gloomy, and the weird costumes 
and flickering laterns contributed 
to horror to the scene. The grave- 
diggers maintained theproverbial 
mirth of their occupation." 

"Peace to thine ashes Calculus, 
peace to thy much tried shade. 
Thy weary task is over now, they 
wandering ghost is laid." 

"TheCalculus, then as now was 
an object of antipathy and disgust. 
The -mourners, we judge were 
rather sparing of their tears on the 
occassion of those funerals." 

Both of these passages were 
quoted from the July 9, 1873 and 
March 11, 1872 issues of the 
Bowdoin Orient. Thesequotations 
refer to the annual burning and 
burying of analytical geometry 
mathematics books between 1835 
and 1875. At the end of every 
academic year, the junior class 
would hold a formal procession 
of professors and students where 
they would follow a coffin with 

the numerous books in it. 

"The procession moved down 
Park Row to Pleasant Street, through 
Pleasant to Union, down Union to 
Mill, through Mill to Maine, up 
Maine to School, through School to 
Federal, down Federal to Mason, 
through Mason to Maine, etc., etc., 
finally passing in front of Professor's 

Analytical geometry 
books were burned 
and buried in ritual 
ceremonies between 
1835 and 1875. 

Row,endingupa the burial ground, 
which may now be seen among the 
pines in therearoftheCollege. Here 
the mourners formed in an ellipse 
round thegraveand preceded with 
thecermonies," wrote the Bowdoin 
Orient, March 11, 1872. 

Once at the burial site, a grave 
was dug and a fire was ablazing. 
The students took their books out of 
the coffin and put them in the fire. 

After the books were in ashes, they 
were placed inthe coffin. Thecoffin 
was then lowered into the grave. 
During the ceremony, the people 
would sing songs and a priest 
would give a prayer. Here is an 
exampleofoneof the prayers from 
an 1880 procession: 

"We are gathered to this funeral 

With faces sad and glum. 

Now touch the torch and light 
the fire. 

For his last hour has come. 

Old Calculus has screwed us 

Has screwed us hard and sore. 

He took the strongest of t he cla ss 

And brought them to this knees. " 9 

The graves are marked with a 
stone, one of which is outside 
Massachusetts Hall. It reads, 
"Anna 77." Another is outside 
Appleton Hall. 

Perhaps Bowdofn should 
resurrect this practice as most 
students will surely be ready to 
throw out their Calculus books. So 
why not burn them and have a 

New counseling group to deal with prejudice 


Twenty Bowdoin students, 
working with Counseling Services 
Staff Member Kathi Brown, have 
formed a Peer Counselors 
organization on campus, according 
to spokesperson Jenckyn Goosby 

Thegroup's purposeis to "reduce 
and /or eliminate prejudice of those 
who are different," Goosby said. 
The counselors will assist students 
in identifying and dealing with 
personal prejudices they have while 
living at Bowdoin. 

"We increase sensitivity to issues 
of diversity and ethnicity with a 
focus on helping students cope with 
the hassles of daily living," Goosby 

Peer Counselors members have 
been trained in counseling skills for 
their work. Goosby noted that these 
skills will allow the members to 
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Thegroupdiscourages formation 
of stereotypes based on ethnicity, 
religion, class, race, gender and 
sexual preference. Instead, they urge 
students to learn respect and 
tolerance for ideas different from 
their own. 

'The Peer Counselors do not want 
[prejudgment] to prohibit 
meaningful relationships and to 
decrease the quality of human life. 
This denies individuals an 
opportunity to reach their full 
potential, to make valuable 
contributions and to fully participate 
in the Bowdoin community," 

Goosby said. 

Tentative plans include a 
"Celebration of Diversity" week in 
the spring. In addition, the group 
plans to recruit new members. 

"We have a unique opportunity 
to learn from our own collective 
experiences. The strength and 
insight we gain is a wonderful gift 
we can share with the whole of the 
Bowdoin community. If we can 
make a difference, and wecan,then 
we must try," Goosby said. 

Any students who are interested 
in the Peer Counselors organ ization 
are asked to contact either Kathi 
Brown in the Counseling Services 
office or Goosby. 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 13, 1989 

Students find volunteering rewarding 

BRENDAN RIELLY TheTedford training program has 

ORIENT Staff traditionally consisted of a volunteer 

Contrary to common conception, trainer who provides a package of 

not all young adults are obsessed by information including house rules 

self-promotion or salary. Among a 
large segment of today's youth 
volunteerism is alive and well. 
Students at Bowdoin College are 
taking up the call of various 
charitable organizations in ever 
increasing numbers. 

TheTedford House, located at 10 
Pleasant Street, has traditionally 
benefitted from a groundswcll of 
student support from the college. 
The shelter, established over two 
ago by the Brunswick Area Church 
Council, generally employs student 
volunteers in three shifts: 7 to 9a.m., 
5 to 9 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. 
Volunteers greet people, provide 
support and sometimes stay 
overnight. They also help perform 
special projects such as building a 
new set of shelves or manning a 
booth at local fairs. 

House Director Joel Rekas has 
implemented various changes in the 
volunteer program since his arrival 
last August. Unpaid workers will 
still be needed for the morning and 
evening shifts, but the shelter now 
employs paid staff forthenight shift. 
Volunteers, however, may still 
spend the night at Ted ford as part of 
theirtrainingexperience, said Rekas. 

and emergency procedures. Rekas 
said he hopes to add regular 
monthly meetings to this program. 

Marshall Carter '91 is the on- 
campus student volunteer 
coordinator for the Tedford House. 
Carter began working at the shelter 
during the first semester of his 
sophomore year because he said he 
"wanted to get involved inapolitical 
charity." It is this opportunity to 
combine politics and service that he 
found most compelling. 

Carter added, "It is most 
important that people realize 
homelessness is not just an urban 
problem and that the stereotype of 
homelessness needs to be 

Another eagerly pursued service 
organization is the Volunteer 
Lawyers Project (VLP). The VLP 
provides legal assistance to low 
income people. The disadvantaged 
people who call the local or toll-free 

The volunteers are required to work 
three hours every week for at least 
six months. Shi fts are generally from 
9 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 4 p.m. at 
the Project's office in Portland. 

Maria Cindhart '92 is the student 
coordinator for the Volunteer 
Lawyers Project. Cindhart began 
volunteering last fall and has 
become greatly interested in the 
Project, which has been employing 
Bowdoin volunteers for about five 
years. Helping poor people held the 
greatest attraction for her. Said 
Cindhart, "A family of six is 
expected to liveon what our parents 
pay for tuition. Now, maybe 
someone is getting a fair shake 
because you contributed." 

Service organizations based on 
campus, are also proliferating. 
Student groups such as the Bowdoin 
Christian Fellowship, Struggle and 
Change and the Newman 
Association arc attempting to make 
service an integral part of campus 

The Newman Association, the 
campus ministry, is currently 

Governing Board nomiations 
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participating in the Project. 

Student volunteers generally 
answer phones and collect 
information such as names and 
income eligibility from the callers. 


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telephonclinesarereferred.astheir organizing numerous relief efforts, 
cases require, to volunteer attorneys including a clothes drive for poor 

citizens in Poland and a food drive 
for the homeless in Brunswick. The 
Newman Association also sponsors 
the annual Oxfam campaign on 
campus to raise both awareness of 
world hunger and money for 
developmental programs in Asia, 
Africa and the Caribbean. 

What characterizes these 
students' service is not only a 
concern for the problems of today, 
but a commitment to help resolve' 
those of tomorrow. Carter and 
Gindhart stated they are interested 
in pursuing their interest in social 
service after they leave Bowdoin. 

Volun teeri sm a ppears to be ta ki ng 
hold at Bowdoin once again. 


At the Monday night meeting, 
the Executive Board voted on the 
suggestions made by their 
subcommittee for the open seats on 
six Governing Boards committees. 
All eleven students were accepted, 
and the board will now forward 
their names to President Greason 
for final approval. 

The board's selections wore: 
Upward Bound, Brendan Rielly '92 
andjohannah Burdin '92; Women's 
Studies, .Julie Felner '91 and 
Johannah Burdin; African- 
American Studies, Albert Smith '92, 
Adricnnie Hatten '90, and Marshall 
Carter '91; Library, Josh Broekman 
'92; Bias Incident, Helen Payne '92 
and Charles Gibbs '91; Sears 
Roebuck, Allcgra McNeally '90. 

The three members of Direct Line: 
Africa returned to resume the 
discussion of the petition for a FC-3 
charter which they submitted at last 
week's meeting. The group 
reaffirmed their intention to use the 
fifty dollars allowed by an FC-3 to 

publicize a boycott of Coca-Cola 
products on campus and to solicit 
new members. The board voted to 
grant the charter on the condition 
that they secure a faculty advisor 
by next week's meeting. 

In other business, the board: 

• officially changed thenameof 
the Bowdoin Gay Lesbian Straight 
Alliance to Bowdoin Bisexual Gay 
Lesbian Alliance for Diversity 
(BeCLAD), at the request of that 

• heard the petition of the 
Canterbury Club for an FC-3 
charter. The group, an Episcopal 
fellowship organization open to 
the entire Bowdoin community, 
has decided to become nvogni a\1 
so they can rent college rooms tor 
meetings and organize retreats 
The board tabled the petition until 
their next meeting. 

• selected members for its 
regular five subcommittee 
Administration and Services 
Charter Organizations, 
Fraternities,Judiciary, and Student 

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t transition which takes place in the 
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portrays his forced assimilation into 
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Educated at Stanford, Rodriguez 
holds a doctorate in English. His 
parents are native Mexicans who 
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predominantly Mexican culture. 
Through his experiences in his 
family lifeand education, he formed 
his opinions on the subject. He is 
opposed to bilingual-education and 
affirmative action. This sentiment 
can be read in his reasons for 
believing in the futility of both. 

Kim Thrasher, freshmen advisor, 
said she isexcited about Rodriguez' 
opportunity to speak on his 
experiences and expressed her hope 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

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Beyond Bowdoin 

Mick lingers on and on and... 

In blasting overdrive (and he 
never is not), Mick Jagger looks 
alarmingly invertebrate, like an eel 
being electrocuted. William James 
wrote about a man who could read 
while juggling four balls, a feat not 
much more remarkablethan Jagger 
singing while hurling himself 
around a huge stage in the rain at 
R.F.K. Stadium. His "Sympathy for 
the Devil" begins: 

"Please allow me to introduce 

I'm a man of wealth and taste." 

Jagger has acquired vast wealth 
and is an acquired taste, one 
acquired by several generations. 

His time spent at the London 
School of Economics honed his 
business instincts, which are 
considerable, as a record-industry 
executive attests: "In his head he 
figured out what the French royalty 
would be on a record, doing the 
conversion and taking off the VAT 
tax." The addictive hold of rock 
music's hypnotic pleasures on 
those who grow up with it has 
caused rock to be called the perfect 
capitalistic product: It intensifies 
demand by the process of serving 
it. And it is increasingly the 
vernacular of the decreasingly 
verbal people. 

Poetry has been defined as music 
subdued and transformed by 
reason. Jagger, a Byronic figure for 
generations unschooled in poetry, 
excited young people 25 years ago 
as someone mad, bad and 
dangerous to know. Today he and 
three of the other four Stones are 
older than Dan Quayle and by now 
they are evidence of our 
commercial civilization's power to 
tame radical forces, turning them 
into consumer goods. 

A rock critic has 9aid that rock- 
and-roll produced "an 
unprecedented contradiction in 
terms, mass Bohemianism." Mass 
means middle class. Middle-class 
Bohemianism of the 1960s like the 
associated political radicalism, was 
recreational. Since the mid-1950s, 
rock music has been the signature 
of the baby boomers. They 
comprisea generation largeenough 
and with enough leisure time and 
discretionary wealth to be a market 
for its own expressive culture. 

In the fall of 1954, Davy Crockett 
coonskin caps became one of the 
early manifestations of baby 
boomers as a mass market. The 
Stones are the baby boomers' 
longedt-lived cultural artifact. But 
they had, as it were, some 
memorable opening acts: Elvis 
Presley, James Dean, Holden 

Presley, who exploded rock into 
the lives of white middle-class 
adolescents, saw the movie "Rebel 
Without a Cause"(1955) over and 
over, and could recite most of the 
lir » of James Dean. Dean was the 
prototype of the mildly, vaguely 
alienated middle-class youth 
whose self-dramatization was 
problematic because all he had to 
fell alienated from was...parents. 

A rock historian has formulated 
"Little Richard's First Law of Youth 
Culture:" Please kids by horrifying 

parents. In 1956, on "The Ed 
Sullivan Show," the cameras were 
focused chastely above Presley's 
pelvis. On the same show 1 1 years 
later, Jagger avoided network 
censorship by mumbling (his 
description) the title line of the song 
"Let's Spend the Night Together." 
Here, dear parents, comes your 
nineteenth nervous breakdown. 

Jagger was adolescent 
insouciance with a dash of menace, 
an electrified, amplified Marlon 
Brando from "The Wild One" 
(1954). The Stones were packaged 
and marketed as the wicked siblings 
of those four winsome moppets (as 
they then seemed, thanks to good 
marketing): Paul, John, Georgeand 
Ringo. The Stones' album "Let it 
Bleed" was a riposte to the Beatles' 
cloyingly wistful "Let it Be." 

It has been well-said that rock 
"rums revolt into a style," making 
revolt transitory and unserious, 
merely a swan song of childhood 
naughtiness. But there are those 
who take it seriously, even some 
who are deranged as the pose takes 
over their personalities. 

The first clear sign of the baby 
boomers' distinctive self-awareness 

was the huge audience for (how 
anachronistic this now seems) a 
book. It was J.D. Salinger's "The 
Catcher in the Rye," the protagonist 
of which, Holden Caulfield, was a 
non-stop pouter defined by his 
comprehensive dislike of adults, 
comprehensively. The young man 
(born in 1955) who in 1980 shot the 
middle-aged John Lennon was 
clutching a gun — and a copy of "The 
Catcher in the Rye"(1951). 

Rock is the trigger and substance 
of the nostalgia of people who came 
of age with it. And this nostalgia is 
narcissism, fascination with 
episodes (songs, bands, 
"Woodstock Nation") important 
only because those people and those 
episodes were contemporaries. The 
thinker was right who said that 
such nostalgia is modern man's 
worship of himself through 
veneration of things associated with 
his development. 

Not much development. Less and 
less. A, say, Bruce Springsteen 
concert is a literature seminar 
compared to a Stones' concert. The 
Stones are nothing if not shrewd 
and they obviously know how hard 
it is for even music, even rock music, 
to hold the light, thin, attenuated 
attentions of their audiences 
(which, judging by the Washington 
concerts, have an average age of 
thirtysomething). So the deafening 
music is — what shall we say? 
"leavened?" — leavened by 
explosions, blinding flashing lights, 
clouds of smoke, inflated women 
55 feet tall. 

It is a sensory blitzkrieg: "I am 
bombarded, therefore I am." It is, 
strictly speaking, infantile pre- 
(post?)-verbal stimulation. 

But the Stones, binding the 
generations, linger in the air, the 
incense in the children's private 
church. It is an interesting 
experience driving down broad 
suburban streets, listening to two 
eight-year-old girls in the back seat 
singing along with the radio — it is 
tuned to one of the "classic rock" 
stations — their clear, bird-like 
voices, as sweet as swallows, 
singing, "I can't get no satisfaction.'" 

Flag-burning riles two campuses 

U.Penn professor, Columbia marching band get into the debate 


As congress debated a bill to make 
flag-burning illegal, a University of 
Pennsylvania professor burned a 
flag in her classroom and a marching 
band formed the image of a flag and 
then "burned" itself up to protest 
the bill in separate incidents. 

Both events instantly drew 
vehement objections from critics. 

At Penn, associate professor 
Carolyn Marvin led her freedom of 
expression class out to a courtyard 
and lit an American flag on fire 

"I did it in order to give my class 
an opportunity to think very 
seriously, and to have a debate 
about, certain aspects of the system 
of freedom of expression," Marvin 

"I was infuriated," said student 

Bill Glazer. "I got up and tried to 
take the flag away from her because 
I thought what she was doing was 
unconscionable. Nothing is sacred 
in America anymore." 

Columbia University's athletic 
department received a bomb threat 
and formal complaints from the 
American Legion and the Vetems 
of Foreign Wars in the wake of the 
school's marching band's show at 
halftime of the Harvard-Columbia 
football game Sept.16. 

In a show saluting the U.S. 
Constitution, the band played 
"Light My Fire" as it formed itself 
into the image* of a burning 
American flag. Shuch images 
"remain legal despite the efforts of 
many conservative groups in this 
country," said band manager Adam 

The U.S. Supreme Court in June 
overturned theconvictionofaTexas 
man who had been jailed for burning 
the flag at a political rally, ruling the 
protest was a form of free expression 
proteced by the Constitution. 

The decision sparked outrage 
among many people who saw flag 
burning as a direct attack on 
American institutions. In response, 
the U.S. House of Representatives 
and the U.S. Senate passed a bill 
specifically outlawing flag burning. 
- Marvin said therangeof reactions 
to the flag-burning in her classroom 
reflected the range of reactions to 
the Supreme Court ruling 

Student Amy Egger said Marvin's 
show was "very effective" in getting 
students to think about freedom of 
speech issues. 

Education summit: just a lot of talk 

Amy Hudson 
College Press Service 

If preliminary observations are 

any indication, President Bush's 
long-awaited "education summit" 
won't mean much for higher 
education, especially in the near 

Convened at the University of 
Virginia Sept. 27-28, summiteers — 
Bush and 49 governors(minus 
Minnesota Gov. Rudy Perpich) — 
said they would set definite 
performance goals for schools by 
early next year, and they agreed to 
leave it up to the states as how to 
meet the goals. 

The only goal having to do with 
higher education was that college 
should be more accessible, 
especially to disadvantaged 

Many of the other broad goals 
adopted probably will translate into 
students taking more standardized 
tests and getting more classroom 
drills to learn how to get high scores 
on the tests. 

The summiteers also set the stage 
for transferring the power to set 
course content, choose books and 
make policy from school boards to 
school principals and teachers, 
letting parents choose the school 
their children will attend, and create 
new ways for college grads to get 
into teaching. 

All of the sessions were private. 

except for Bush's final speech, in 
which he pledged support for the 

six-year-old school reform 

movement but stopped short of 
expanding the federal role in 
education. "Our focus must no 
longer be on resources. It must be 
on results." 

As Bush spoke, several groups of 
students politely took turns 
promoting various causes, 
including reproductive choice, gay 
rights, more government assistance 
to Chinese students in the U.S., and 
end to intervention in Central 
America and support for Bush 

Reaction to the summit has been 
mixed. Some observers dismissed it 
as political grandstanding while 
others were just grateful for any 
attention to education. 

"They met, and they took a lot of 
good pictures," observered Julius 
Davis of the United States Student 
Association(USSA) in Washington, 

On the other hand, Tom Gerety, 
president of Trinity College in 
Connecticut, thought the summit 
was encouraging. "From the point 
of view of college teachers, it's good 
news that the , country is 
acknowledging that you teach to 
attain something. National goals 
make international sense, and we 
should seek those goals in as many 
inventive and creative ways as we 


George Bush, Education Secretary Lauro Cavazos and Iowa Gov. Terry 
Branstad at the "education summit" called by the President (CPS Photo) 

"I think it's a step in the right 
direction," added Jeff Coons, vice 
president of the student government 
at Occidental College in Los 

Many observers were hopeful the 
meeting meant the federal 
government, which during the 
Reagan administration steadily 
diminished its funding role in 
education, might take some of the 
financial burden back. 

"[Bush] accomplished more in 
Charlottesville than Reagan did in 
eight years," claimed Robert 
Hochstein of the Carnegie 
Foundation. Hochstein's boss, 
Carnegie executive director Ernest 
Boyer, first proffered the idea for a 
national meeting to discuss broad 
education goals. 

The very broadness of the goals, 
coupled with Bush's warning that 
he won't call for more federal money 
for education, frustrated other 

"I don't see Bush doing anything 
different," said USSA's Davis. "Bush 
is Reagan and Reagan is Bush." 

Current "drug czar" and former 
U.S. Secretary of Education William 
Bennett characterized the meetings 
as marked by "standard Democratic 
pap, Republican pap, with 
occasional outbursts of candor and 
other stuff that rhymes with pap." 
Nevertheless, administration 
leaders plan to issue acall this month 
for yet another summit. The next 
one would involve educators, and 
would try to eVidorse specific steps 
to accomplish the general goals set 
by the governors. 

"Unless you involve more than 
governors and the president, you're 
not going to get the kind of results 
you, want," said Rick Jerue, staff 
director for the House 
Postsecondary Education 


The "results," however, probably 
will not be felt on the college level. 
Few of the problems college 
students face, such as growth in the 
number of courses taught by grad 
students face, enormous financial 
aid loan debts, and deteriorating 
campus facilities, have been 
addressed, much less solved, by the 
school reform movement so far. 

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The Bowdobm Orient 

Friday, October 13, 1989 

Beyond Bovvdoin 

Middlebury president retires 

In an unexpected announcement 
to a meeting of faculty and alumni 
on Friday, Oct. 6, Middlebury 
College President Olin C. Robison 
said he would retire next summer 
from his position as president, 
according to the Times Record. 

Robison, a former Bovvdoin 
College provost, dean of faculty and 
lecturer in public affairs, came to 
Bovvdoin in 1970 as dean of the 
faculty. In 1972 he assumed the 
position of the newly created 
provost, which was created in an 
administrative restructuring of the 
Office of the President. 

Robison left Bovvdoin in 1975 to 

accept the appointment at 
Middlebury. He has served as 
President for 13 years. 

Robison specializes in Soviet 
Relations and plans to take a year 
off to work at the Royal Institute of 
International Affairs in London and 
then return to Middlebury to teach. 
According to the Times Record, 
Robison felt that the change would 
be good for himself and for the 

Middlebury trustee Allan R. 
Dragone has been appointed chair 
of a search committee to begin the 
process of finding a new president. 

Tuned engines . . . less air pollution. 

Give a hoot. 
Don't pollute. 

New England college news briefs 


Saturday, Sept. 23, two 
separate protests occurred on the 
Wesleyan campus. 

During President William 
Chace's inaugural address, six 
students walked in shortly after 
the speech began and handed 
Chace a letter containing five 
demands concerning the "racist 
practices" of the university, 
according to the Wesleyan Argus. 

The demands included 
upgrading the Afro-American 
program to a department, 
increasing the number of 
minority faculty, divesting from 
South Africa, training Public 
Safety officers on issues of race, 
and providing a study of race 
relations on campus. The 
students stood in front of the 
president's podium for about 
five minutes. Two students stood 
handcuffed together with their 
heads bowed , and the other four 
stood with raised fists. The 

protest was peaceful and the 
students left on their own accord. 
The Argus reported another 
protest in which 80 Divest Now 
members gathered outside of a 
Board of Trustees' meeting to rally 
against the universities recent 
investment in South Africa. The 
board voted to divest holdings in 
one of the disputed companies and 
to await a review by the Social 
Implications Subcommittee 
concerning the status of the other 


Two students were suspended 
indefinitely last week as a result of 
charges of sexual harassment from 
seven students at St. Joseph's 
College, according to the Trinity 
Tripod.. Another student was 
reprimanded for his role in the 
incident. The incident occurred on 
Friday, Sept. 15, near the car 
containing the seven women. The 
women promptly alerted security 

to the incident. 

One student is appealing the 
decision made by the Dean ol 
Student's office, "to a formal 
adjudication," said the Tripod . 


The faculty of BatesCollege 
voted to boycott Jriternational 
Paper, located in Jfy, Maine, in 
protest of the companies 
treatment of the 1,200 striking 

The decision was made at a 
faculty meeting on Sept.ll. 

The Bates Student reported that 
in 1987, the workers went no 
strike due to a 15 percent cut in 
pay. Immediately after the 
company hired replacement 
workers and rehired very few of 
the workers when the Local 14 
Union cancelled the strike. This 
action violates the law which 
forbids companies to hire 
permanent replacement workers 
in the first 10 weeks of any strike. 

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Fwday, October 13. 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 7 

Mistaken ranking irks College 

(Continued from page 1) 

According to Mersereau, the first 
two figures were accurate for 1987, 
but the last figure should have been 
Sl,375,000. Mersereau also pointed 
out that all three figures rose 
substantially during the fiscal year 
1988. (See chart) 

The Office of Public Relations 
determined Tuesday that there was 
a bug in the computer system of the 
U.S. Department of Education 
which caused the erroneous library 
budget figure to be used. 

Mersereau drafted a letter to the 
editor of U.S. News & World Report 
on Friday, which reads in part: 
"While Bowdoin may bear some 
responsibility for not providing 
information in this category until 
August 16 — more than seven weeks 
before publication — we believe that 
U.S. News & World Report should 
be willing to do the following: 

1 . Provide the data upon which 
the 'financial resources' category 
listing was based. 

2. Recompute that category based 


National Universities 

1 • Yale University (Conn.) 15. Brown University (R.I.) 
2. Princeton University (N.J.) 16. University of California at 

Los Angeles 

17. University of Michigan 

18. University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill 

19. Northwestern University 

20. University of Pennsylvania 

21. University of Virginia 

3. Harvard College and 
Radcliffe College (Mass.) 

4. California Institute of 

5. Duke University (N.C.) 

6. Stanford University (Calif.) 

7. Massachusetts Institute of 

8. Dartmouth College (N.H.) 22. Washington University 

9. University of Chicago (111.) (Mo.) 

10. Rice University (Tex.) 23. University of Notre Dame 

1 1 . Cornell University (N.Y.) (Ind.) 

12. Columbia University (N.Y.) 24. Vanderbilt University 

13. University of California at (Tenn.) 

Berkeley 25. Georgetown University 

14. Johns Hopkins University (DC) 

Source: U.S. News & World Report 

upon the correct data. 

3. Recompute the overall score 
upon which the college rankings 
were based, sharing them with 
Bowdoin and publishing the 
corrected listing in the next issue. 

From what we know about 
Bowdoin's financial resources 
relative to other colleges in the 
survey and the effect of such a low 
ranking in that category in the 
overall rankings, we believe that 
Bowdoin ought probably to be listed 
eighth or ninth nationally." 

The magazine has agreed to run 
an edited version of the letter, but 
has refused to publish any 
correction. At this time, Bowdoin 
officials are attempting to get the 
magazine to recomputethecollege's 
ranking based on thecorrect figures. 

"We'd like to be able to provide 
the President, admissions and the 
campus with Bowdoin's correct 
standing, so that they can provide it 
to people looking at Bowdoin, or 
anyone who asks," said Mersereau. 
The magazine has yet to agree to do 

Mersereau said the next step 
would be to have the President write 
a letter to a top official at the 
magazine. A last resort would be a 

"We wish these rankings would 
go away, but since they are going to 
be done, we want them to be as high 
as possible," said Mersereau. He 
said that he considers them to be of 
'little value," but acknowledged 
that they are often considered by 
prospective students. 

In last year's rankings, which were 
calculated differently, Bowdoin was 
ranked ninth. 

Youth Basketball Supervisor 

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through Mar 31, including a few late weekday afternoons, 

early evenings and Saturdays 8-2 pm. Pay rate 

$5.50 - $6.00 per hour. 

Applications available at Brunswick Parks and Recreation 
Department , 30 Federal St., Brunswick, Maine 04011 

Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:30 pm 
Application Deadline: Friday, October 20, 1989 


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1. Swarthmore College (Penn.) 

2. Amherst College (Mass.) 

3. Williams College (Mass.) 

4. Pomona College (Calif.) 

5. Bryn Mawr College (Penn.) 
5. Wellesley College (Mass.) 

7. Smith College (Mass.) 

8. Wesleyan University 

9. Oberlin College (Ohio) 

10. Grinnell College (Iowa) 

11. Haverford College (Penn.) 

12. Middlebury College (Vt.) 

13. Bowdoin College (Me.) 

14. Carleton College (Minn.) 

15. Davidson College (N.C.) 

16. Colgate University (N.Y.) 

17. Mount Holyoke College 

18. The Washington and Lee 
University (Va.) 

19. Vassar College (N.Y.) 

20. Trinity College (Conn.) 

21. Bates College (Me.) 
21. Claremont McKenna 
College (Calif.) 

23. Colby College (Me.) 
23. Hamilton College (N.Y.) 
25. Barnard College (N.Y.) 

Source: U.S. News & World Report 


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Page 8 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 13, 1989 

Special Collections 

(Continued from page 3) 

numerous letters by Voltaire and 
Rousseau. Special Collections also 
boasts a "Medal of Valor" won at 
Gettysburg by Joshua Chamberlain, 
a Bowdoin professor. At the 
beginning of the war Chamberlain 
asked the college for permission to 
enlist, but the college refused to risk 
losing such a valuable asset to the 
war. Claiming he could not remain 
in the country as a spectator. 
Chamberlain announced a 

sabbatical leave to England, and 
promptly enlisted. He was put in 
command of the 20th Maine 
Regiment. At Gettysburg he and his 
regiment saved the flank of the 
Union Army, turning the tide of the 
battle and probably the war. 

After the war. Chamberlain 
served as president of the college 
for over ten years and also as 
governor of Maine. His medal is 
available for inspection in special 

Phi Beta Kappas 

(Continued from page 1) 

possibly as an actuary. 

Mary Inman said she "was 
thrilled" when she found out she'd 
been selected . Inman, a doublemajor 
in Russian and government, is 
currently applying to law school for 
the fall of 1990. Tim Jackson is a 

chemistry major planning on 
attending graduate school in the 
same subject. Scott Mendel, an 
English major and philosophy 
minor, is "pursuing fellowship 
opportunities," and said he is "very 
happy the faculty chose me." 


All student representatives and alternates to Faculty and Governing 
Boards Committees, as well as representatives at-large to the 
Governing Boards: whether you know it or not, YOU are on the 
Student Senate. 

YOU have a meeting. Soon. 

When: Wednesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. 

Where: Mass. Hall - Faculty Room 

Any student with an issue they feel should be addressed at this 
meeting should speak with Dan Brakewood by Monday. Call 

him at x3886. 

College receives $10,000 grant 

Bowdoin has received a 510,000 
unrestricted grant from the 
Brunswick Public Charitable 
Foundation Small College Program. 
Bowdoin was one of ten award 
winners from a group of 1 49 colleges 
invited to participate in the 

'The Small College Program was 
implemented as a means to 
recognize and reward colleges that 
have demonstrated an awareness 
of current issues facing their 
institutions and implemented action 
plans to meet these needs," said 
Foundation d irector Wendy L. Fuhs. 

Bowdoin was recognized for its 
development of the microscale 

organic chemistry laboratory, and 
advances in research-based teaching 
and interdisciplinary studies within 
the science curriculum. 

The Brunswick Public Charitable 
Foundation, located in Skokie, 
Illinois, was established in 1985. 
Initial funding came from the 
Brunswick Foundation, the 
philanthropic arm of the Brunswick 
Corporation. The Foundation 
supports specific areas of higher 
education and community funds. 

The Small College Program is 
open, by invitation only, to four 
year, independent liberal arts 
colleges with enrollments of 2,000 
or less. 


Brunswick was in a festive mood over the weekend. This parade was part of the 250th Anniversary 
activities. Photo by Pam Smith. 


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Kate and Steve Hodgkins announce 


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The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 9 


Black Rain" is a wash out 

Welcome to our movie review. 
Even though you may think we're 
two swinging guys, living on the 
cutting edge of the collegiate party 
life, we're not. So what do we do? 
We go to the movies. Yesterday, as 
we were pondering our futile and 
insignificant existence in this cruel 
and heartless world, we d ecided to 
shrug-off pitfalls of 
catatonia and head on over 
to the Cooks Corner 
Cinema for some high 
steppin', belly burstin' fun 
at the movies. Ah, the smell 

of it stale popcorn, warm 

Milkduds, and flat soda. 

This week, we were fortunate 
enough to catch a first run, gem of a 
blockbuster - Black Rain. Since the 
movie is directed by Ridley Scott, 
the highly regarded director who 
brought us Alien and Bladerunner, 
stars Michael Douglas, whose 
credentials include Fatal Attraction 
and Wall Street, and it has a really 
wicked promotional poster that 
reads "Their country, their people, 
their laws, BUT HIS RULES", we 

thought to ourselves, 'This is going 
tobetheBestest!!". But, gosh, were 
we in for a surprise or two. 

A vicious Asian thug is 
incarcerated by the Big Apple 
authorities and eventually ordered 
to be deported back to Japan. Mike 
and Nick, two New York detectives, 
have been assigned the dubious 


Brett Wickard and Dan Courcey 

honor of escorting the gentleman 
on the journey back to the Orient. 
We're not going to spoil the fun for 
those of you who feel compelled to 
spend their money frivilously, so 
let it suffice to say that the jobdidn*; 
turn out to be quite as easy as the 
boys had hoped for. Douglas 
portrays Nick, the tough guy of 
questionable integrity whose refusal 
to play by the rules lands him and 
his partner Mike (played by Andy 
Garcia) smack in the middle of a 
crime war in Osaka, Japan. Things 

get kind of kooky when Mike and 
Nickareteamed-up with Yashimoto 
(played by Ken Takakura), the 
Osaka policeofficer assigned to keep 
our two mavericks out of trouble, as 
they decide to tear up the town with 
a vengeance the likes of which the 
Japanese haven't seen since the 
heyday of that other subordinate 
cop. General MacArthur. 

Here's a helpful 
suggestion for those of you 
looking for a head start on 
the holiday season's 
shopping frenzy: consider 
purchasing the Pocket Books 
paperback version of this classic. A 
joint collaboration of the celebrated 
authors Craig Bolotin and Warren 
Lewis, it's the perfect gift for that 
hard-to-buy-for distant half-cousin 
of yours. With pithy statements 
like, "Sometimes, ya gotta go for 
it!!" and "Sh** rolls down, what can 
I say?", the authors' subtlety of 
language and mastery of craft are 
sure to be remembered by your 
loved one long after the last embers 
(Continued on page 11) 

New campus band shines in debut 


What happened on campus this 
weekend? Well, Octoberfest of 
course. And of course, I was there, 
searching for entertainment to tell 
you about. The first thing I saw was 
Apocalypse Now, but since that has 
absolutely nothing to do with 
October or the fest, I will ignore that 
I saw it at all for purposes of this 
article. My path then took me to 
Daggett Lounge. 

In Daggett was "Chickenbucket." 
Advertised all over campus as 
"Utica's Own Brand of Funk," 
Chickenbucket never fails to please 
fans. This weekend, the band was 
missing something, though; in a 
word, the fans. The fans are what 
make a 'Bucket performance a 
rollickinggood timein which Bucket 
chants can last a few minutes. But 
Saturday night, due to the coldness 
of the evening or perhaps the 
existence of another free soiree off 
campus, the crowd was, to say the 

least, miniscule. When I arrived 
(much to my chagrin, after "Breakin' 
the Law") there wereapproximately 
twelve soulsjrf the entire room. One 
couplV-was romantically dancing 
to every song, but on the whole, it 
was reminiscent of the puppet show 
gig from Spina/ Tap. In fact, they did 
do what was to be their psychedelic 
odyssey but they decided for that 
night it had to be a psychedelic 
meander. Taking my cue from that, 
1 began to meander away myself 
but I noticed someone chowing 
down on something, so I decided to 
investigate for myself. The fact that 
I found some doughnuts and cider 
prevented my leaving for a few 
minutes more. At least the 'Bucket 
brought victuals. 

Bringing a bag of complimentary 
apples (for bribes and party favors) 
with me, I wended my way to Alpha 
Rho Upsilon. Not wanting to let 
down the readers of the Orient, after 
hearing a rumor of live music, I 
went there. There, I was confronted 

with the obscenely named 
"Stickyfingers." Being my first 
encounter with these lads, I didn't 
know what to expect. What I found 
was slick pop faves and a horn 
section.Their lead singer was named 
Marshall and he made up in voice 
what he lacked in energy and stage 
presence. He also had an annoying 
habit of holding his ear while he 
sang (possibly he had seen "We Are 
the World" one time too many). His 
voice said "Rock n' Roll," though, 
no doubt about it, loud and clear. 
The horn section makes the band. 
What a great and amazing idea, and 
why does it make them sound so 
much more professional? The song 
choices were perfect. I knew every 
song in the lineup and they executed 
them with surgical precision (sort 
of like Yes live). This is one fine 
band, but I do have one criticism. 
The between-song banter reminds 
me only of a Vegas lounge singer, 
but that is a small criticism actually. 
Anyway, check "Stickyfingers" out. 

"Pigeons in Flight," a 1988 photograph by Francis Blake. The photo is 
from a new exhibition opening today at the Walker Art Museum. 

New exhibition explores 
100 years of photography 

Educating Rita 

Friday, October 13 • 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. • Smith Auditorium 

In this 1983 film by Hanna Schyguild, Michael Caine and Julie Walters 
develop a very unusual teacher-pupil relationship in this warm-heated 
comedy, with Walters as a hairdresser who brings new meaning to the 
disillusioned professor's life. 

Good Morning Vietnam 

Saturday, October 14 • 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. • Smith Auditorium 

Robin Williams glorifies his irreverent character as a military disc jockey 
whose style and comments make him a hero to the U.S. troops— but not 
in the eyes of the military 'brass'— in thij 1987 film. ( 

An exhibition marking the 150th 
anniversary of the medium of 
photography will open to the public 
today. The exhibition is titled "O 
Say Can You Sec: American 
Photographs, 1839-1939. One 
Hundred Years of American 
Photographs from George R. 
Rinhart Collection." 

The exhibition of 125 
photographic prints places strong 
emphasis on lesser known or 
infrequently exhibited works, 
expanding and reassessing the 
whole of American photography. It 
isdrawn from theGeorgeR.^Rinhart 
Collection, one of the world's 
principal private holdings of 
photography. The exhibition 
explores the richness of the 
collection, until now known to the 
public only through the occasional 
loan of individual works, and 
acknowledges Rinhart's 

contribution to the field. The 
exhibition documents important 
developments and unique, 
achievements in photography 
which have their origins in 
American work. 

'The history of photography is a 
crucial part of the art history of our 
era, a time dominated by the 
American presence and the wide 
ranging influence of its culture," 
comments Thomas Weston Fels of 
Bennington, Vermont, guest curator 
of the exhibition and author of the 
exhibition catalogue. "In America, 
photography and culture grew up 
together, joining them in a way 
which irrevocably affects them 

Within the range of work shown 
is a rare daguerreotype of a youthful 
Harriet Beecher Stowe by Albert 
Sands Southworth and Josiah 
Johnson Hawkes, and works by the 
Langenheim brothers, whose 

portraits of the abolitionists John 
Grccnlcaf Whittier and Charles 
Calistus Burleigh werelong thought 
lost. A daguerreotype view of the 
moon, by John Adams Whipple, is 
one of the few known to exist. 

Important works of the wet plate 
era include the first known print 
from a collodion negative by F. Scott 
Archer, the inventor of the process, 
early works by Samuel Masury and 
John B. Greene, as well as a selection 
of images by the better known 
photographers of the Civil War and 
Far West, including Mathew Brady, 
Alexander Gardner, Timothy 
OSullivan, and Carleton Watkins. 

Important photographers of the 
amateur movement, William B. Post, 
William James Mullins, Dwight A. 
Davis, and Rupert S. Lovejoy, are 
represented by the best of their work. 

The involvement of women in 
this growing art form is 
acknowledged by the inclusion of 
Gertrude Kasebicr, TEma Spencer, 
Stella Simon and Alice Boughton, 
important photographers in their 
time whose work still holds great 

Early modernism is represented 
by photographic innovators such as 
Harold harvey and Fred Peel, whose 
work spans both advertising and 
art. A selection of documentary 
images and portraits completes the 

The exhibition was organized by 
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, 
Mass., and is shared only with the 
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 
"O Say Can You See" is funded in 
part by The Berkshire Eagle and the 
General Electric Company, and with 
assistance from the Barrington 
Foundation, Inc. It is supported at 
Bowdoin through a grant from the 
Institute of Museum Services. 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 13, 1989 

Parents' Weekend 

9:00 am. -3:00 p.m.: Special 

Collections Open House in the Bliss 

Room, Hubbard Hall. 

3:00 p.m.: Thomas Pickering '53, 

United States representative to the United Nations and former U.S. 

Ambassador to Israel delivers the keynote speech at James Bowdoin Day 

exercises in Morrell Gymnasium. 

7:30 p.m.: The Bowdoin College Community Orchestra, directed by Jane 

C. Girdham, assistant professor of music, and the Bowdoin College 

Chamber Choir, directed by Linda A. Blanchard '86 perform in the Chapel. 

8:30 p.m.: The Masgue 8c Gown presents The Mound Builders in Pickard 

Theater. Admission is $2.50 for the public and free with Bowdoin ID. 

Parents' Weekend 

8:30 p.m.: The Masgue & Gown presents The 
Mound Builders in Pickard Theater. Admission is 
$2.50 for the public and free with Bowdoin ID. 

Parents' Weekend 

3:00 p.m.: Jennifer Gordon Lovett, associate , 

curator of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art 

Institute in Williamstown, Massachussets will hold a gallery 

talk on "A Romance with Realism: The Art of Jean- 

Baptiste Carpeaux" in Walker Art Building. 

7:30 p.m.: Eugene lonesco's La Lecon will 

be presented in French by the Compagnie 

Claude Beauclair, a professional acting 

company from France in Kresge 

Auditorium, V.A.C. 


7:30 p.m.: Artist Anne Minich, who creates 
constructions that incorporate detailed 
pencil drawings, presents a slide lecture on 
her recent artwork and artistic background 
in Beam Classroom, V.A.C. 


3:45 p.m.: The Asian Studies Colloquium Series 
presents "Marriage System in South India/Tamil 
Nadu." a lecture by R. Neelamegam, head of 
the Department of Corporate Secretaryship. 
Alagappa University, South India who is in the 
United States as a Visiting Fulbright Scholar. The 
lecture will be held in the Conference Room. 
38 College Street. 

4:00 p.m.: Franciska Needham. owner and 
director of Franciska Needham Gallery, 
Damariscotta. speaks on the life and work of Hrana Janto in this week's 
Jung seminar. Janto's works are currently on exhibition in Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Library. The seminar will be held in the Faculty Room. 
Massachusetts Hall. 

7:00 p.m.: Representatives from Bank of Boston are available for an 
informational meeting in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union. Sponsored by 
the Office of Career Services. 


7:00 p.m.: Author Richard Rodriguez 
will discuss his autobiography 
Hunger of Memory: The Education 
of Richdrd Rodriguez in Kresge 
Auditorium, V.A.C. The talk is open 
to the public. Tickets may be 
, obtained free of charge from the 

College Events Office in Moulton Union. 


9:30 a.m.: The Office of Career Services sponsors an informational meeting 
on Duke School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in the Conference 
Room, Moulton Union. 

1:00 p.m.: Lucy L. Bowditch '77. instructory, history of photography, New 
School for Social Research, New York, New York gives a gallery talk on "O 
Say Can You See: American Photographs, 1839-1939. One Hundred 
Years of American Photographs from the George R. Rinhart 
Collection* in Walker Art Building. 

6:45 p.m.: Assistant Professor of Government Marcia A. Weigle 
speaks on "Nationalism and Democracy in Latvia" at Alpha 
Delta Phi fraternity, 228 Maine Street. 

7:00 p.m.: The Gender and German Cinema film series presents 
"Winter Ade," a 1988 film by Helke Misselwitz, in Smith 
Auditorium, Sills Hall. German with English subtitles. 
7:30 p.m.: The Boston-based ensemble Aegualis will perform works 
by Stockhausen, Davidovsky, Merryman, Gideon and Ung in Kresge 
Auditorium, V.A.C. Admission is $4 per person, $2 for senior citizens, and 
free with Bowdoin ID. 


3:45 p.m.: "Within and Across Traditions" is the title of 
Phyllis Brooks' talk on Rolf A. Stein's pioneering work 
which integrates textual analysis and 
ethnological research to present a sweeping 
interpretation of religious thought across 
South and East Asia. Brooks is of the 
University of California at Berkeley. The 
lecture will be held in the Conference 
Room. 38 College Street. 

7:00 p.m.: Le Notfi di Cabiria is this week's Italian 
Film Series presentation. The film, in Italian with 
English subtitles, will be shown in Smith Auditorium„ 
Sills Hall. 

7:00 p.m.: Edward H. Schafer, Agassiz Professor of 
Oriental Languages and Literature Emeritus. University of 
California. Berkeley, speaks on "Trade in Dreams" in Kresge 
Auditorium. V.A.C. 

7:00 pm.: The Theater Project in Brunswick opens its new 
season with an original adaptation of Carlo Collodi's Italian 
classic Pinocchio. Bargain tickets for opening night are $5. 


'Environmental Careers in the 1990'$* will take place October 
20-21 in Boston. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 on 
Friday. October 20 at the Bank of New England in the Executive Dining 
Room. 39th floor. 28 State Street. Registration will be held from 8:00-9:00 
a.m. and seminars and workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m 
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Center. For more information call the Center for Environmental Intern 
Programs at (61 7) 426-4783. 


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Carpeaux was the leading 
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history known as the Second Empire 
(1851-1870). He enjoyed great 
success during his lifetime, and 
although his work is not well known 
today, Carpeaux's position in the 
history of art is pivotal. Chafing 
under the strictures of the French 
Academy, which by the middle of 
the 19th century had become 
conservative and aesthetically 
repressive, Carpeaux developed an 
independent style. In doing so, he 
was in the, vanguard of those late 
19th-century artists whochallenged 
academic convention, leading to a 
new direction in sculptural 

Carpeaux was also an innovator 
in the reproduction of sculpture. 
"Carpeaux's interest in the 

"Black Rain" 

(Continued from page 9) 

of holidaycheer have ceased toglow 
with the warmth of good times, great 
friends and lousy food. 

On a more serious note, Black 
Ram has a definite anti- Asian racist 
darkside to it that is neither amusing 
nor excusable. The film has the 

commercialization of his art was 
novel and important," explains 
Assistant Curator at the Clark 
Institute Jennifer Gordon Lovett in 
her introductory essay in the exhibit 
catalogue. "It led to many technical 
innovations which made his work 
accessible to a new class of private 

One of Carpeaux's most 
important commissions was a 
sculpture for the front of the new 
Paris opera house. Called "The 
Dance," This work of nine figures 
caused an uproar when it was 
unveiled in 1869. "The nudes were 
labeled indecent and their 
nakedness condemned as immoral," 
reports Lovett. Public outcry was so 
intense that the authorities were 
persuaded to remove the sculpture. 
Escalation of the Franco-Prussian 
war in 1870 intervened, however, 
and eventually the controversy was 
forgotten. It was 20th-century 
environmental pollution that 
proved the real threat; in 1964 the 
piece was moved inside for 
safekeeping. Today, theoriginal can 
be seen in the Musee d'Orsay and a 

copy is installed in the original 
location outside of the opera. Two 
drawings in the exhibition trace the 
evolution of 'The Dance" and eight 
sculptures related to the work 
demonstrate Carpeaux's genius for 
creating a number of commercially 
viable pieces from a single 

Additionally, a portrait bust of 
Charles Garniqr, the architect of the 
Paris Opera House, owned by the 
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, is 
featured in the exhibition. 

Included in the exhibition of 26 
sculptures, nine drawings and 
paintings are works from the 
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The exhibition was organized by 
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Institute and is supported at 
Bowdoin through a grant from the 
Institute of Museum Services. 

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Volleyball rallies to trounce Terriers 


The Bowdoin women's volleyball 
team had a busy schedule this week, 
pulling out victories in three of five 
matches. Last Saturday, the Bears 
hosted the Bowdoin Round Robin 
Tournament and ended with a solid 
2-2 record. Then on Tuesday, they 
came from behind to defeat the 
Terriers of Thomas College in a 
»ve game match. 

Looking first at the tournament, 
the Bears put on a more impressive 
show than the numbers would 

Although they finished with a 2- 
2 record, they played difficult 
opponents such as Bates, 
Southeastern Mass., and Tufts. 

In the first match against Colby- 
Sawyer, the women cruised to a 15- 
win behind the excellent serves of 
senior co-captain Karen Andrew. 
Andrew broke the previous record 
of 13 straight service points held by 
her sister Stephanie. 

Coach Ruddy added that this is 
the first time at Bowdoin that 
someone has served a complete 
game, as well as the first time this 
year in New England. The second 
game also ended in victory for the 
Bears, 15-11. 

In the second match of the game, 
Bowdoin was to face the best team 
in the ECAC, Bates College. 

The Bears played well in the first 
game,but lost by a score of 15-7. 
However, Coach Ruddy seemed to 
think that the girls were "psyched 
out" in the second game as they lost 

In the third match, the women 
faced another difficult opponent in 
SMU. After dropping the first game 
15-10, the Bears rallied to win the 
match, 15-8, 15-13. the women 
played extremely well in this game, 
and managed to beat a team that 
plays very aggressive volleyball. 

Entering the fourth and final 
game, the women knew that a 
victory would assure them of a 
second place finish. 

However, this was true for Tufts 
as well, and both teams were ready 
to play. Bowdoin won the first game, 
15-9. Although they played well 
after that, they lost 15-7 and 15-8. 

Andrew, while acknowledging 
the losses, felt that the team played 

"The setting and passing was 
good," she said. "With some better 
play, we could have beaten Tufts." 

After two days of rest, the Polar 
Bears went on to face Thomas 

College of Maine. Coach Ruddy, 
feeling confident in her squad, gave 
starters Abigail Jealous '91 and 
Melissa Schulenberg '93 a rest, 
allowing the reserves to get a start. 

In the first game ,the women lost 
15-4. Part of the loss could be 
attributed to the strong serves of 
Thomas. However, the Bears hit a 
lot of balls out, which contradicts 
their usual style of accurate play. 

In the second game, Bowdoin 
turned in a 15-11 victory behind the 
great play of Ellen Williamson '92. 
After this game, the Bears were able 
to roll to two victories by a score of 
15-3 in both games. 

The team was still ranked in the 
New England Coaches Poll, 
although they slipped to honorable 
mention due to the previous loss to 
U. Maine-Farmingham. 

Overall, the team has a record of 
14-8. Against Maine opponents, the 
team is 7-4, with two of the losses 
coming against Bates, the number 
one team in New England. 

Coming up, the women will play 
at the SMU invitational on Oct. 14, 
at Wellesley on Oct. 21, and at St. 
Joseph's on Oct. 24. 

The final home tournament will 
be on Nov. 4 when Bowdoin hosts 
the Maine Championship. 

Karen Andrew'90 smashes the ball past a bewildered opponent in 
recent volleyball action. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 


Field Hockey takes two 

Men's soccer tops Tufts 1-0 


The men's soccer team took a step 
in the right direction last Saturday 
as they handed Tufts, a perennially 
tough foe, a 1-0 defeat. The win 
improved the Bears to 4-2-1 and 
dropped Tufts to 4-3. 

The Bears had the week off after 
last Saturday's 2-2 tie against 
Babson. The break came at a good 
time for the team as many players 
had nagging injuries which needed 
some rest. Goaltender Will Waldorf 
'90 serves as a good example. 
Waldorf earned his first start of the 
year after recovering from a stress 
fracture in his foot. 

He made the most of his 
opportunity, saving nine shots and 
keeping his goals against average 
perfect in posting his first shutout 
of the season. Bruce Wilson '90 has 
three other shutouts to his credit for 
a team total four, which is three shy 

of last year's record. 

Wilson and Waldorf have 
combined to allow less than a goal a 
game (.857). 

The defense played its most solid 
game from start to finish. Peter Van 
Dyke '93 and Steve Pokorny '91 
controlled the middle as stopper 
and sweeper, while Blair Dils '90 
and Amin Khadurri '91 manned the 
wings. Andy Robarts '90 also had 
significant playing time. 

Play was even for most of the first 
half with the Bears getting many 
good scoring chances and Tufts 
causing trouble on their corner kicks. 
The Bears offensive pressure paid 
off when Lance Conrad '91 forced a 
Jumbo defensive back to knock 
down the ball with his hand inside 
his own box. The referee properly 
awarded a penalty kick. 

Tri-captain Chris Garbaccio '90 
shot for the lower right corner. 
However the Jumbo's goalkeeper 

guessed correctly and madea diving 
save to keep the game scoreless until 
halftime. The Bears outshot Tufts 8- 
6 in the half and did not have the 
lead only because the Tufts 
goalkeeper had five saves. 

The second half was similar to the 
first, however the Jumbos were more 
aggressive in the midfield, forcing 
the Bears to'be sharp defensively. 
The Bear's defense was equal to the 
challenge and then played a role in 
the only goal of the game. 

With thirty minutes left in the 
game, midfielder Tom Groves '90 
handled the ball twenty-five yards 
away from Tuft's net. He found Dils 
open on the left wing; Dils crossed 
the ball. Garbaccio beat the goalie to 
the cross, stepped over him and 
followed the ball into the net for the 
goal he was denied twenty minutes 

The goal was Garbaccio's third of 
the year. Dils notched his first career 

(Continued on page 15) 


In the past fifteen days, the 
women's field hockey team has 
compiled a record of 2-1, improving 
their overall record to 3-2. Two 
victories over Tufts and Wheaton, 
which sandwiched a close loss to 
Salem State, vaulted the Polar Bears 
to a winning record. 

On Sept. 29th, Bowdoin soundly 
outplayed Wheaton, defeating them 
2-0. Nancy Beverage '91 led the 
offensive charge with one goal and 
one assist, and Sheila Carroll '90 
and Beth Succop '92 contributed a 
goal and assist respectively. Both of 
the Polar Bear's goals were scored 
from the corners, as their offense 
peppered Wheaton's goalie with 
shots from all angles. 

Coach Sally LaPointe said that, 
"the girls played extremely well," 
and anticipated their upcoming 
game against Salem State. 

Unfortunately, the womendid not 
come out on top against Salem State, 
but Coach LaPointe was 
nevertheless "very pleased with 
their effort," and considered the 
game "a much better one than the 
Wheaton contest." 

The Polar Bears lost 1-0 with 5:42 
left to play in the second half. 

Finally, last Saturday at Pickard 

Field, Bowdoin defeated the third 
ranked team in New England, 
overpowering Tufts 2-1. The Polar 
Bears knew they were facing one of 
the best teams in the east, so they 
cameout swinging and scored early. 
Sarah Clodfelter '91 put Bowdoin 
on the board, with a masterful 
airborne flick into the cage, ten 
minutes into the game. Inthesecond 
half, Sheila Carroll gave Bowdoin 
the victory by putting a penalty 
stroke past the Tufts goalie. 

A major factor in this upset was 
the Bowdoin defense which forced 
the Jumbos into six offsides, turning 
over possession to Bowdoin. The 
Polar Bears are known throughout 
New England forthisrisky,butoften 
successful play, which lures the 
opposing teams offense behind the 
defensive line, making the play 

Coach LaPointe was very happy 
with the victory and praised the 
6quad highly. She called this game, 
"the best game they have played as 
a team this year." 

Hopefully they will be able to 
continue this level of play, as they 
have tough upcoming games 
against Southern Maine, who they 
played last Wednesday, and 
nationally ranked Wesleyan, who 
they face tomorrow on the road. 

Roller coaster week for soccer 

Lance Conra d "91 speeds after die ball in men's soccer action. Photo by 
Annalisa Schmorleitz. 


The Bowdoin women's soccer 
team finished a roller coaster week 
with a win and loss against NESC AC 
rivals Colby and Tufts, respectively. 

The Polar Bears traveled to 
Waterville last Wednesday to play 
the White Mules and came home 
with a 2-1 win. The match was 
played on a very windy day on a 
small field. 

Colby scored six minutes into the 
game off a throw-in when the Mule 
left wing took a pass and drilled a 

shot into the corner of the net. 

The game began to turn when the 
Bears gained a territorial advantage. 
Colby had taken the wind in the 
first half, and the Bears began to 
work very hard to keep the ball in 
their control. Coach John Cullen 
noted, "We lacked patience when 
we had the wind on our side, 
because we tried to force the ball 
into the zone. Playing against the 
wind caused us to spread out and 
use the whole field." 

Though it took them 77 minutes 
to score, Bowdoin won the game 

with two goals within a three minute 
span. Co-captain Karen Crehore '90 
scored off a Kathleen Devaney '90 
corner kick to tie the score at the 32 
minute mark of the second half. 
Devaney was a major force 
throughout the game as Bowdoin 
made 16 corner kicks to Colby's 

Liz Brown '90 scored her first goal 
of the season with 10 minutes to 
play with a fake and then a 10-yard 
drive into the net. Colby failed to 

respond and the Bears had the win. 
(Continued on page 15) 

Page 14 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 13, 1989 

Polar Bear Spotlight 

Bontempi chews up the opposition 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

You couldn't start the game 
without him. As the center for the 
football team, senior Bill Bontempi 
is a talented, hard-working athlete 
who plays a position that seldom 
gets much credit or recognition. 
Few people realize just how 
dependent an offense is on the 
offensive line. If the line is weak, 
it doesn't matter how good the 
quarterback is, or strong the 
rusher may be. Without time for 
the quarterback to throw, or holes 
for the rusher to get through, the 
offense is going nowhere. 

"The center is so important to 
the offensive line," says Head 
Football Coach Howard 
Vandersea. "He establishes the 
tempo of the huddle and the 
approach to the line of scrimmage. 
Bontempi does that very well, and 
he is a very good athlete/' 

Bontempi played football all 
four years of high school, where 
he went to school in Greenfield, 
Mass., but his days on the gridiron 
go back even earlier. 

"I began playing in seventh 
grade. Actually, I wanted to be a 
running back at first," said 
Bontempi. "The coach took one 
look at my size and sent me right 
over to the offensiveline. I've been 
a center ever since, and I'm really 
glad, because I love what I'm 

Football in high school is very 
different from college, where the 
positions are much more 
specialized. In high school, a 
player usually plays on both 
offense and defense, and even 
special teams too. 

"When I got to Bowdoin I could 
concentrate on just playing 
center," said Bontempi. "In high 
school I was on the field the entire 
time. I never left. From the first to 
the last play, I was there." 

Vandersea had only good 
things to say abut Bontempi's 
athletic ability. 

"His play is particulary 

impressive when you realize that 

as the center he usually faces the 

team's best defensive player." 

Not only is Bontempi a hard- 

hitting player, he has mastered the 
mental game of football as well. 

Oneof the most important aspects 
of football is being able to leave the 
previous game on the field, win or 
lose, and concentrate solely on the 
game at hand. 

"It's tough to forget about last 
week's game when you're about to 
play. It takes a lot of motivation and 
concentration," said Bontempi. 
"What you have to do is set a goal in 
mind . Focus solely on the team that's 
on the field, and put anything else 
out of your mind." 

Bontempi doesn't get any kind of 
rest once the football season is over. 
He is busy in both the winter and 
spring seasons with indoor and 
outdoor track. In the indoor season 
he throws both the shot and the 35 
lb. weight. 

Once the snow eventually melts, 
usually sometime in May, the track 
team heads outdoors, where 
Bontempi also throws the discus 
and the hammer. 

Not only is Bontempi a talented 
athlete, he has his priorities in order, 
as he works very hard at his studies. 
Take last weekend, for example. 

It was a very hectic few days, as 
Bontempi had to sandwich both the 
dental boards and the Hamilton 
football game into a few hours. 

Last Friday when the team 
traveled to NY to face the 

Continentals, Bontempi went to 
Syracuse with his family instead 
of staying with the team. 

He had to be ready to take the 
dental boards at the inhumane 
hour of 8:30 in the morning. After 
a gruelling five hours of exams, his 
parents picked him up to rush him 
to the site of the Hamilton game. 

Not wanting to miss any more 
of the game than he had to, 
Bontempi dressed for the game in 
the car, and emerged at the 
beginning of the second half, 
helmet and all, ready to play. 

"He really made a strong effort 
to get to the game," said Vandersea. 
"Despite the hectic morning that 
he had, he still went out and played 
very well." 

This type of committment has 
characterized Bontempi 

throughout his football career. In 
ten years of football, he has missed 
only one game. One game among 
a countless number. 

It is this dedication which 
impresses Vandersea most. 

"Bill is a very loyaland dedicated 
player," said Vandersea. "He 
always gives his best to every 

It is all of these qualities which 
make Bontempi such a success, in 
both athletics and academics. But 
the main reason is as he said 
himself, T love what I'm doing." 

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Bear's victory was an impressive 
one over a tough NESCAC 

The rambling 8K course did little 
to impede the strength and speed of 
the domineering Bowdoin squad. 

The race was lead by senior tri- 
captain Marty Malague, whose 
excellent race produced for him the 
honor of his first collegiate victory. 
Malague is the first Bowdoin male 
to win a race since September of 
1985. His final time was 27:03. 

Running strong races as the 
second and third men for the harriers 
were Lance Hickey '91 and Sam 
Sharkey '93. Working well together 
once again produced impressive 
finishes as Hickey completed the 
course in 27:06, second place overall, 
and Sharkey finished in 27:07 for 
third place. 

Also running well for the men's 
team and completing the top five 
were Rob McDowell '91 and Bill 
Callahan '92. Their finish was so 
close they both received a 27:44 as 

their official time, McDowell with a 
fifth place finish overall, Callahan 
in sixth. 

Next was tri-captain John 
Dougherty '90, who experienced 
some difficulty navigating the 
course. In spite of a wrong turn on 
the course he finished in seventh 
place with a 27:45. 

Andrew Yim '93 was Bowdoin's 
seventh man. His 28:14 put him in 
eleventh place overall. Ed Beagan 
'91 was not far behind in fourteenth 
place with a 28:26. 

The rookie pack also experienced 
some problems with the course's 
path, but they still ran strong races. 
Andrew Kinley, Scott Mostrom, 
Kevin Trombly, and Colin Tory 
produced four good performances. 

"This past weekend was a real 
confidence builder for the team. We 
are looking forward to a strong finish 
next weekend at NESCAC'S," said 
tri-captain Malague. 

The men's cross country team 
travels again to Amherst on 
Saturday, Oct. 14, this time for the 
NESCAC Championships. There 
they will face such tough opponents 
as Bates, Williams, and Tufts. 
Hopefully the confidence the team 
has acquired will help them 
overcome these tough foes. 



Football vs. Amherst 1:30 p.m. 
(Whittier Field) 


Tennis vs. Colby 3:30 p.m. 


Field Hockey vs. Plymouth State 3:30 p.m. 
(Pickard Field) 

JV Field Hockey vs. Plymouth State 4:30 p.m. 
(Pickard Field) 

Crew team off to fast start 

ORIENT Business Manager 

Coxed by Cindy Atwell '92, the 
first men's heavies came in third in 
a time of 20:49.2 at the Textile River 
Regatta, to open Crew's racing 

By placing third, the boat 
composed of John Peters '93, Dave 
Moore-Nichols '91, Phil Jurgeliet '92, 
and stroked by Peter Macarthur '92, 
beat Bates for the first time in club's 
history at Bowdoin. 

The women's heavy weight also 
started the season well, finishing 
sixth in a time of 25:18.8. 

Also defeating Bates was the 
men's lightweights, but they lost to 
two MIT boats, Connecticut College, 
and Mystic Valley to end up fifth 
overall in their division. ■ 

Finally, the women's lightweight 
crew, of Gwynne Oosterbaan '92, 
Hope Metcalf '92, Jen Grimm '91, 
and Beth Sperry '93, rowed the three 
mile race in a time of 23:47 .2 to place 
third, beating MIT. 

The race was the first of four head 
races which crew will participate in 
this fall. The team's officers feel that 
it was an excellent start. 

On Oct. 8, crew traveled to the 

head of the Connecticut for their 
second raceof the fall semester.Once 
again Bowdoin performed well, in a 
race that featured stiffer 
competition, including perennial 
power Harvard. 

The men's lightweights, Nick 
Schmidt '91, Clark Eddy '91, Mike 
Leber '92, and John Martin '92 also 
rowed well, despite a last minute 
change earlier in the week, which 
moved Martin into the lightweight 
boat from a novice four. 

The women's heavies of Beth 
Lalumiere '92, Maria Gindhart '92, 
Clay Berry '93, and Kathy Kugler 
•'92, were pleased with their finish, 
placing seventeenth out of twenty 
two in an extremely competitive 
division. However,it was once again 
the men's heavies who stood out for 
Bowdoin in this regatta. They 
finished the day eleventh out of 
thirty-five boats, in a field which 
included some of New England's 
finest crews. 

The up coming weekend takes 
crew to the Nuamerica's Cup in New 
Hampshire, where the second men's 
heavies, the second women's lights, 
and two men's novice boats will get 
a chance to compete. 

FteiPAY, October 13, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Bears fall in Hamilton air raid 

Page 15 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

Both teams dominated different 
stages of the game, but when the 
time had run out, Hamiliton 
defeated the Bowdoin football team 
last Saturday, 31-24. 

"We dominated the first quarter, 
and they dominated the second by 
putting more points on the board 
than we did," said Coach Howard 

The Polar Bears did not appear to 
be fatigued at the start of the game, 
despite the long seven to eight hour 
road trip to Clinton, N.Y. 

Bowdoin registered the only score 
in the first quarter. Freshman Jim 
Carenzo nailed a 30 yard field goal 
late in the quarter to give the Bears 
the first points. Carenzo is now 2-2 
this season in field goals. 

The lead did not hold up for long, 
however, as the Continentals struck 
early in the second quarter. 
Hamilton quarterback Kieran Clair 
completed a 14 yard touchdown 
pass to give the Continentals a 7-3 
lead, a lead which they would hold 
the rest of the game. 

Less than two minutes later, Clair 
threw a 57 yard touchdown strike 
to put Hamiltion up by 11. 

With only 153 remaining in the 
half, Bowdoin retaliated with some 
air magic of its own. Quarterback 
Mike Kirch '90 drilled a 31 yard 
touchdown pass to co-captain Mike 
Cavanaugh'90. ItwasCavanaugh's 
first touchdown of the year. 

Hamilton kicker Nate O'Steen 
then kicked a 31 yard field goal with 
18 seconds left to give the 
Continentals a 17-10 halftime lead. 
The third quarter looked a lot like 
the first one did. Defense was a key, 
as neither team was able to score 

until late in the quarter. 

"We had our chances in both the 
first and the third quarter," said 
Vandersea. "Although we played 
well, we made a few mistakes and 
didn't take advantage of some of 
our opportunities that we should 

With 2:42 remaining in the third, 
Clair threw a seven yard touchdown 
pass, his third of theday, to increase 
Hamilton's lead 24-10. 

The Polar Bears answered that 
score with one of their own. 
Sophomore running back Jim 
LeClair ran in from the six yard line 
to give Vandersea's squad their 
second touchdown of the game, and 
to bring the Bears back to within 
seven. The TD was LeClair's fifth 
this season. 

"We have a very balanced attack," 
said Vandersea. "We are able to 

Each time that Bowdoin would 
close in on the Continental's lead, 
Hamilton came up with another 
score to frustrate the Bears. 

In the fourth quarter, both teams 
picked upa touchdown. Clair threw 
his fourth touchdown pass of the 
day. Kirch then rounded out the 
score for Bowdoin with a one yard 

The score was now 31-24 and 
that's the way it would stay. 

With the loss, Bowdoin's record 
drops to 0-2-1. 

Defensive back Mike Webber '92 
picked up his first interception of 
the season, and returned it six yards. 

There should be a big crowd on 
hand tomorrow for Parent's 
Weekend, with the football the only 
show in town. 

The Bears host the Lord Jeffs of 
Amherst at 1:30 p.m. at Whittier 

score by both the run and the pass. 

Tennis decimates Bates 


ORIENT Asst. Sports Editor 

The women's tennis team reached 
the .500 mark Wednesday, evening 
their record at 5-5 with a win 
Wednesday over Bates. 

The 6-3 victory for the Polar Bears 
was also important in setting the 
stage for the State of Maine 
Championships to be held at Colby 
this weekend. 

Co-captains Erika Custafson '90 
and Jen Grimes "9Q had big wins 
over their Bates opponents in 
leading the squad to a needed 

Custafson rallied to win her 
match, losing the first set, and was 
down 4-1 in the second set before 
charging back with wins in five 
consecutive games to take the match. 

In her match, Grimes cruised in a 
6-1 first game, and battled out a 7-5 
win in the second to clinch the match 
and the victory for the team. 

The matches with Bates set the 

seeds for State of Maine 

Championships, with Bowdoin 

gaining three Heidi Wallenfels '91 

will be seeded second in the top 

singles group, and she will be joined 

by Gustafson to form the number 

two seed in the top doubles group. 

In the Maine tournament. Coach 

Baker said that the Bears are 

"looking to upset Colby," who is 

the favorite going into Saturday's 

action. "I'm optimistic that we can 

do well... We have to play well down 

the line like we did against M.I.T to 

beat Colby/' said Baker, "We need a 

complete team effort. 

Aquabears sink three foes in tourney 

DANCOIJRrFY i ,.».- , . . -™ -- , .. - . _ J 

ORIENT Contributor 

Last weekend the Bowdoin Water 
Polo Club was hosting its Annual 
Polar Bear Invitational at the 
William Farley Natatorium. Five 
teams were invited for the two day 
tournament; Williams, Dartmouth, 
Boston University, Amherst and the 
University of Rhode Island. 

The Bears accumulated a 3-2 
record, falling to the perpetual 
strongholds of URI and Amherst. 

This was quite an impressive 
accomplishment for Bowdoin 
waterpolo, since it was the first full- 
fledged tournament for many 

members of the club. There are 13 
freshmen on the team. Spectators 
whodropped by the fieldhouse last 
Saturday afternoon were treated to 
the thrill-a-minute highpoint of the 
tournament as the Polar Bears 
rallied for an unexpected victory 
over the Ephmen of Williams. 

Standouts for the Polar Bears 
included freshman Eric Gregg who 
not only led the team with assists, 
but was also able to score 10 goals. 

Sophomore goalie Xan Karn 
accumulated an impressive 11 
saves during the tournament, and 
Bob McGarr's stingy defense and 
quick hands (10 steals) dominated 

for the Polar Bears. 

Seniors Keith Paine and Bob 
Paglione led the way in scoring, 
each garnering an outstanding 12 
and 11 goals respectibly. 

Despite lack of experience in the 
sport, the Bowdoin waterpolo team 
is starting to establish a reputation 
as a serious competitor. 

Under the direction of coaches/ 
captains Paine, Paglione and Rick 
Rheinhard '91, the youthful team 
is learning to master the techniques 
that should put the Polar Bears in 
the forefront of New England 


(Continued from page 13) 

Mel Koza '91 made three saves 
for the Polar Bears, while the 
dominant Bears forced the White 
Mule goalie to make 17. 

The Bears fell to the Jumbos of 
Tufts, 1-0, at home last Saturday. 

Though Bowdoin outshot Tufts 
17-8, the only goal was scored by 
Tufts forward Karla Polutchko off a 
rebound at the 19 minute mark of 
the first half. Eight saves by the 
Tufts goalie and strong defense by 
the Jumbos kept the Bears scoreless. 

Besides the game, the/ Bears also 
lost back Lynne Mastre '91 with a 
sprained ankle Mastre should be 
back for the team's next home game 
on October 21. 

The Bears get set for a three-game 
road trip which includes Cullen's 
first night game last Wed. at Salem 

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The JV men's soccer team has posted a 3-1 record so far for coach 

Charlie Butt, losing only to Exeter. They met Colby last Wednesday 

and have, two games remaining, including a rematch with the White 

Mules at home on Oct. 21. 

The JV women's soccer team, coached by Ray Bicknell, is 3-2-2 
following a victory over the University of Maine. This win avenged 
a 3-2 loss to the Black Bears at Orono in the first meeting of the 
teams this season. The Polar Bears host St. Joseph's on Oct. 21 . 

The JV field hockey team has a very short season, as they play only 
two games. They face Plymouth State op Oct. 18 and Colby on Oct. 
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Harriers cruise at Holyoke 


Most teams shudder at the 
thought of going into a meet without 
their top runner, especially when it 
was facing its next closest 
competitor. » 

But the Bowdoin women's team, 
coached by^Peter Slovenski, took 
the loss of Marilyn Fredey '91, who 
was out with a rib injury, in stride 
last week as they defeated Smith, 
Mt. Holyoke, and Albany State at 
the Mount Holyoke Invitational. 

The Polar Bears, ranked second 
in New England Division III, 
trounced runner-up ,and third 
ranked, Smith 26-50. 

Running another excellent race 
was Eileen Hunt '93. She ran 
intelligently, moving from tenth 
place at the mile, to sixth at the two 
mile, before kicking into first place 
over the last hundred yards. This 
was her first victory. 

Running with Eileen for the first 
two miles were teammates Margaret 
Heron '91, and Karen Fields '93. 

Heron placed third with a time of 
19:26, and Fields fifth, with 19:46, 
among the fifty competitors to help 
the Polar Bears to victory. 

Thesurpriseof theday camefrom 
captain Jessica Gaylord '89, who's 
eighth place finish, in a time of 20:12 
was a great bolster to the team. 
Gaylord had been running seventh 
or eighth for the team earlier in the 
season, so her jump to the fourth 
spot was a large improvement. 

Ashley Wernher '93 and Kara 
Piersol '93 were right in their 
captain's tracks, finishing ninth and 
10th, 20:13 and 20:18 respectively, 
to close out the team scoring. 

Tricia Connell '93, running an 
excellent raceafter suffering a couple 
sprained ankles earlier in the season, 
filled out the top seven in 1 2th place. 
(20:22) The harriers did so well that 
their top 11 finished in the top 25. 

The women will go into this 
week's NESCAC meet facing the 
defending champion, Williams. The 
Ephwomen are ranked 6th in the 
nation while Bowdoin is 14th. 

Men's Soccer 

(Continued from page 13) 

assist and Groves was credited with 
his third assist of the year on the 
play. Dils is now tied with Khadurri 
for most points by a defenseman 
(this season); each has a goal and an 
assist for three points. 

The win improves the Bear's slim 
chances for a playoff spot in the 
EC AC tournament . After the Babson 

game. Head Coach Tim Cilbride 
noted, "We need to play well and 
put some wins together." 

This will be easier said than done 
as the Bears next two games are 
against Division I University of 
Maine and top ranked Division III 
Williams tomorrow. An upset of 
either could put the team back into 
the playoff picture. 

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honored by 
new standards 

By international agreement, new 
practical referencestandardsfor the 
volt and ohm will be adopted 
worldwide of January 1, 1990. 

The standards will be based in 
part on the quantum Hall effect, 
named for Edwin H. Hall, Class of 
1875. The quantum Hall effect 
(QHE) is an esoteric phenomenon 
of very pure semiconducting 
systems that can only be observed 
at temperatures below four degrees 
above absolute zero and in a 
magnetic field that is roughly 
100,000 times stronger than the 
earth's magnetic field. The quantum 
Hall effect measures the voltage and 
resistance of electron conduction 
when these conditions apply. 

The new practical volt and ohm 
standards reflect the 1988 
recommendations of the 
International Committee of Weights 
and Measures (CIPM) and its 
Consultative Committee on 
Electricity (CCE). The new 

The Bowdoin Orient 

standards are being introduced to 
improve the international 
uniformity of electrical 

wins award 

James W. Robison, Jr. Secondary 
School in Fairfax, Va., has won the 
annual Abraxas Award from 
Bowdoin, Director of Admissions 
William R. Mason announced last 

Since 1915, the engraved pewter 
plate hsa been presented to the 
secondary school whose graduates 
maintain the highest academic 
standing of any high school group 
in the class during their freshman 
year at Bowdoin. To be eligible for 
the award, a school must have at 
leasttwoof its graduates enrolled in 
Bowdoin's freshman class. 

The winning graduates are Eric 
C. Engleman '92 of Fairfax, and 
Maria P. Gindhart '92 of Burke, Va. 

The award will be presented to 
William E. Jackson, Jr., principal of 
J.W. Robinson Secondary School, 
by J. Matthew Hornbeck, 
admissions counselor. 

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grant from the National Institute 
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conference on the historical 
demography of aging to take place 
May 29-June 1, 1990 at the 
Breckinridge Public Affairs Center 
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Demographic forces constitute 
one of the key domains affecting 
the aging process and the lives of 

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of aging has been a growing field 
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contemporary populations. The 

to help remedy this situation by 
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The object of the conference is to 
encourage historical demographers 
who have not previously focused 
on the older population to take up 
these questions. 

During the con ference, 1 3 scholars 
will deliver papers which Kertzer 
will later edit for publication. 

Long organizes religious symposium 

New England scholars of religion 
will gather at Bowdoin's 
Breckinridge Public Affairs Center 
in York today for a two-day 
symposium entitled, "Re-thinking 
the Place of Biblical Studies in the 
Academy: Towards a Meta-critical 
Map of the Future." 

Organizer Burke O. Long, 

professor of religion, says the aim 
of the symposium is to assess the 
changing landscape of Biblical 
studies as practiced in America 
today. "For example, the training of 
Biblical scholars continues to go on 
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Letters to the Editor 

The Bowdoin Orient 

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Wait for due process 

To the Editor 

A double standard can be 
exceedingly devastating to an 
argument. Colin Sample's "Left 
Fielder" of 10/6/89 proves this to 
be the case once again. 

The article discussed Barney 
Frank's alleged sexual misconduct 
and came to the conclusion that the 
congressman should be supported 
by a letter-writing campaign. But 
Mr. Sample makes the same mistake 
that The Orient and the targets of his 
derision tend to be guilty of: 

- Asians are a minority, too 

It was honorable of Mr. Frank to 
into the claims of misconduct, but 
until such an inquiry has run its 
course, accusations are just that. No 
one should pass judgement, 
whether for or against, before Mr. 
Frank has had his day in court. 

1 am a progressive Democrat. I 
agree with most of what Mr. Frank 
has to say and I agree with Mr. 
Sample that he is an impassioned 
and forceful proponent of the Left. 
But the law is the law, and House 
rules are House rules. If Mr. Frank 
broke them, then let him pay for his 
crimes in the same manner that 
Oliver North paid for his: through 
due process. 

Unquestionably, many on the 
Right have tried to condemn Frank 
prematurely, but it seems that 
devout advocates on both wings of 
the American political spectrum can 
too easily disregard the principles 
of justice to quench their thirst for 


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To the Editor: 

The word "minority" is unclear 
to me. If someone searches any 
American dictionary, "minority" 
would be defined as a racial, 
religious, political, national or other 
group regarded as different from 
the larger group of which it is a part. 
If this is the right definition, then 
logically Asians, whether American 
or not, would be considered a 
minority at Bowdoin College. The 
number of Asian students in this 
college is approximately the same 
as the black students. Yet, a special 
event called "minority weekend" is 
held only for lacks and hispanics. Is 
Bowdoin College trying indirectly 
to be like some universities which 
limit the number of students of 
certain ethnic groups? According to 
the college catalogue in the 
"Admission to the College" section, 
the College seeks a class full of 

differences: "students with different 
talents, of different backgrounds, 
from d if ferent places, with d ifferent 
pointsof view." Ihope this statement 
is not contradicting the school's 
policy on admission concerning 
Asian students. 

Asian students should be 
definitely allowed to participate in 
minority weekend. I strongly believe 
that this acceptance of Asian 
students into the program will be 
an easy transition because Bowdoin 
College is "an institution for society 
as a whole." The faculty, staff, and 
students should not be blinded and 
dominated by several "stereotypes" 
that unfortunately exist, one of 
which is that Asian students will 
probably go to other more 
traditional institutions. Also, just 
like other minority students, there 
exist a lot of Asian students who 

want to visit the campus but, 
because of financial problems 
cannot afford to do so. I would like 
the college to give Asians the same 
opportunity given toother minority 

Having been here for three years, 
I have noticed the school's greater 
concern for Asians. A year ago, an 
Asian Interest Group was 
established. The group has received 
support from faculty, 

administrative officers, and other 
student organizations. I strongly 
believe that this new organization, 
wit its great enthusiasm and effort, 
will help the college achieve its goal 
of getting more students with 
different backgrounds. 


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While The Orient has never been, 
nor will it ever be, called by 
anyone one of the country's 
best publications, the same cannot be 
said for U.S. News & World Report. In 
recent years, the magazine has come on 
strong in a market dominated by Time 
and Newsweek, and has come o be 
recognized as one of America's top 
weekly news magazines. 

U.S. News & World Report comes out 
annually with a comprehensive ranking 
of this country's institutions of higher 
learning. On the one hand, everyone 
knows that comparing colleges and 
ranking them from best to worst is at best 
a wild guess. No institution is the same, 
and every school has its own character, 
strengths and weaknesses that no formula 
can ever to hope to calculate accurately. 

But on the other hand, such rankings 
are undeniably influential in the minds 
of many. A comprehensive guide like 
that presented in this week's U.S. News & 
World Report is often the first step for 
prospective students and their parents. 
Many harbor ambitions to go to "one of 
the top ten colleges" and use the rankings 
to determine just what they are. 

In last year's report, Bowdoin ranked 
ninth. This is something the Admissions 
Office was surely glad to point out to 
prospective students. 'Top Ten" had a 
nice ring to it. 

But this year, readers notice that 
Bowdoin has fallen from the top ten, all 
the way to 13th place. Many will think 
this is trivial: really how much difference 
can there be between ninth place and 
13th? And who really cares anyway. 

The fact is, though, that no matter how 
much Bowdoin detests these rankings, 
and no matter how little value or effect 
they have for prospectives, it is in 
Bowdoin's best interest to place as high 
as possible. 13th just doesn't sound as 
good as 'Top Ten," and, perhaps more 
significantly, it places in the mind of the 

reader that nagging question, "What has 
happened to Bowdoin since last year? 
Gosh, that school must be going 

To discover that Bowdoin's ranking 
was calculated in U.S. News & World 
Report's Super-Double-Secret Formula 
with incorrect figures is shocking. One 
wonders just what the editors of the 
magazine were thinking when they 
placed Bowdoin 72nd in the Financial 
Resources category. This was the lowest 
ranking by any school on any one 
category. Apparently, however, it never 
occurred to the editors to investigate why . 

Had they done so, they would have 
come across the Library Budget figure of 
$37,669. Being the wise and intelligent 
men and women that we are sure they 
are, they might have wondered how it 
was that a school that ranks third in 
student selectivity manages to entice such 
bright students while spending less than 
$30 per student on its library. 

In fact, Bowdoin's library is quite 
fantastic, and its budget is over $1.5 
million. But the college-bound senior in 
Louisiana probably won't know that if 
they believe the U.S. News & World Report 

We think it is sad in the first place that 
such a respectable publication would take 
complete leave of its collective senses 
and print such erroneous and misleading 
information. But we think it sadder still 
that such a respected publication is 
unwilling to publicly admit its mistake. 
Director of Public Relations and 
Publications Richard Mersereau said that, 
to their credit, the magazine was being 
"apologetic." Gosh, that's great. 

We think what U.S. News & World Report 
did issimply shoddy journalism and that 
it should admit so publicly. They should 
print a corrected listing with Bowdoin in 
its proper place. Heck, we admit it: we 
want to be in the Top Ten where we 

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Alumna expresses anger 

(Editor's note: The following letter was sent to 
President is reprinted with permission 
of the author here.) 

Dear President Greason and the Science 
Center Building Committee: 

The Building Committee's decision to 
massacre many of the magnificent Bowdoin 
pines may have caused an unexpected 
backlash of alumni disapproval. This is the 
latest in a series of actions by the College 
which have caused me to question my 
allegiance as an alumna. 

Last year the College's financial priorities 
appeared to be out of line by the incurrence of 
a substantial debt in the construction and 
outfitting of the new field house. 
Notwithstanding these expenditures, plans 
proceeded for theconstruction of an expensive 
new science center. Students' debt burdens 
have soared by the College's decision to 
further increase its elitist tuition, an action 
which undermines efforts to attract a 
socioeconomically diverse student body. In 
these three matters I averted my gaze at what 
appears to be fiscal irresponsibility and 
continued to promote through BASIC 
(Bowdoin Alumni Schools and Interviewing 
Committees) the Bowdoin I had regarded as 
a progressive institution. The Building 
Committee's lumbering practices ha ve further 
toppled my faith in Bowdoin as a leader in 
environmentally aware education. 

The hypocrisy inherent in this action greatly 
disturbs me,especially since my own scientific 
interests arose from ecological topics 
presented in my undergraduate years. My 
first encounter with the threat of the 
"greenhouse effect" took place in the fall of 
1978 as one of Mr. Butcher's inorganic 
chemistry students in Cleaveland Hall. I find 
it tragic and ironic that the institution which 
first awakened me to- the dangers of 
deforestation has now become a wholesale 
contributor to the problem, even as it trains 
students to become part of the solution. 

Removal of the pine trees for a common 
parking lot also raises doubts concerning the 
value you and your architects place on campus 
esthetics. The college bought a quick fix to its 

Applause for mock trial 

To the Editor: 

Applause and appreciation to the P.R.S.G. 
and everyone who assisted in the simulated 
rape trial. The presentation was informative, 

interesting, well organized and executed. A 
risk was taken in not utilizing a traditional 
approach with this presentation, and that 

parking problems at the expense of one of its 
most cherished assets. A more innovative 
approach would have involved placing 
parking spaces in an underground garage 
beneath the new buildings. Since the College 
has extended itself underground in the 
addition to the library and in the Visual Arts 
Center, reluctance to consider this alternative 
seems inconsistent with pre viousconstruction 

This spring as a medical student at the 
University ofTennessee I led a student protest 
against the Shelby County Commissioners 
and the Memphis City Council for their failure 
to preserve four majestic oak and magnolia 
trees on the proposed site of a city outpatient 
clinic. In dealing with an immobile 
government bureaucracy I hardly expected 
to have my requests for the trees' preservation 
to be granted serious consideration. In a small 
college community like Bowdoin, however, I 
find it distressing that the pleas of students, 
faculty, and staff were not taken into account 
in planning for the future of their working 
environment. When such concerns are not 
addressed and a satisfactory compromise 
attained, questions arise about the 
receptiveness and motives of the 

Words cannot fully express my dismay at 
the shortsightedness of the administration in 
destroying the natural assets of the Bowdoin 
campus. It appears that the lumber barons of 
the north woods have attacked the College 
community with full blessingsof the Trustees 
and the Building Committee. I cannot continue 
to condone Bowdoin's activities through my 
alumna giving or by serving as a BASIC 
representative. Until the College plants 240 
young trees to replace those it destroyed 
(assuming a 75% seedling mortality), you will 
have to find an alternate BASIC representative 
to serve the Memphis and west Tennessee 

I regret that such an action is necessary to 
express my disapproval. 


Emily M. McClure '82 

was most refreshing. Your efforts are greatly 
appreciated. Onceagainappla use to members 
of P.R.S.G., Beverly Gelwick, Anne 
Underwood, and all participants who made 

this possibility a reality. 
Kathi Brown 
Counseling Service 

Fkiimv OlTOBKR 13. 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Pace P* 


Hatred is not the answer 

Fire At Will 

Adam Najberg 

On Saturday night, October 7, 
three Jewish college students were 
beaten within an inch of their lives 
by twenty white males in 
Brooklyn. On the same night 
buildings and cars in the posh 
suburb of Wcllesley, MA were 
spray-painted with ethnic slurs, 
swastikas and Nazi SS symbols. 
Boston police suspect Skinhead 

Both events are examples of 
wanton violence and hatred. They 
are also expressions of fear, as a 
small amount of America's white, 
blue-collar. Christian majority is 
finding it hard to deal with the 
success of minorities in our 
country. The way a portion of our 
working class handles the threat 
of minority ascension is to lash 
out. This can't be done by 
individuals, so we have the 
upswing of hate groups like the 
Neo-Nazis and the Skinheads, as 
well as the Ku Klux Klan. 

To be sure, the same fear exists 
in our establishment in the middle 
and upper classes. There, it results 
in subtle forms of discrimination 
in hiring policies and not-so-subtle 
neighborhood and lifestyle 
segregation. This fear has even 
spread to our education system, 
where schools like the University 
of California at Berkeley limit the 
percentage of Asian students 
entering the institution. 

It's hard to accept that there 
isn't a VCR on the market that 
isn't made by an Asian company, 
or that an American auto worker's 
paycheck is coming from a 
Japanese keiretsu. It's hard to 
accept that the penniless "kikes" 
of one or two generations ago have 
risen and their children are now 
out-earning and out-achieving the 
White Anglo-Saxon Protestants of 
today. It is also hard to accept that 
Affirmative Action laws (1978) is 
not a passing fad and will remain 


in place until a modicum of equality 
results in this unequal society. 

Jews have it the easiest in today's 
America. Our identity can remain a 
secret, if we choose. We have no 
horns. We have also contributed 
greatly to America's progress over 
the last two centuries. Asians are 
grudgingly accepted, because of a 
superior work ethicand competence 
that has become the stereotype of 
those with origins in the Pacific rim. 

African-Americans have it hard. 
There is a stigma attached to 
American blacks. It is eay to deny 
the African-Americans social 
equality because they did n't have it 
for so many years, and more 
recently, because Affirmative 
Action quotas and awards targeted 
for minorities have cheapened 
achievement in the minds of the 
whites who lose out. Thus comes 
the white creation of the term 
"reverse discrimination." 

The two examples of violence 
above happened to be against Jews. 
They could have been directed 
against any minority. The Howard 
Beach slayings, a Skinhead attack 
on a homosexual in the Fenway area 
of Boston and the Vincent Chin case 
all lay testament to this assertion. 

What should the response to 
violent and abusive attacks be? I 
have never been a proponent of 
"turn the other cheek." I also try not 
to stoop to the level of those 
attacking me and my own by name- 
calling. I am not on the side of those 
who would blow holes in the heads 
of those ignorant enough to 
perpetuate the attacks. Neither of 
the last two solutions effects any 
positive change. There might be a 
moment of self-satisfaction, but 
what's the point? 

I was disturbed to read of a 
representative of Jews for Jesus 
trying to speak for all Jews in the 
Orient . I was disturbed when I read 
the first issue of The Black Current, 
not because of its two stated 
publication purposes, but because 
of the labels its articles tag onto 
people,propagating bipolarization. 
What good does it do to label 

someone a "racist?" Doesn't this 
contribute to the racial tension one 
writer claims exists at Bowdoin, 
rather than working to eliminate 

What is interesting about 
American law and the American 
Constitution is that it protects the 
rights of those hate me, as well as 
upholding my rights. That stinks, 
but it is being constantly 
reaffirmed in court cases. I'll be 
the first one to protest if the KKK 
marches in my town, one of a 
majority of Americans who 
despise what the group stands for. 
That is my right. 

It hurts me to say it, but 
organizations in this country like 
the Neo-Nazis, Skinheads, Black 
Panthers and KKK have the right 
to express their feelings, even to 
the point of hating me within the 
bounds of the law. 

Expressing their feelings and 
exercising their rights does not go 
as far as trampling on my rights 
and beliefs. If a group tries to 
deface my synagogue or burns a 
cross on my lawn, I will be out 
thre, baseball bat in hand, 
defending my rights where the 
Constitution has failed. I hope it 
will never come to that, because 
then I am only continuing a 
problem, rather than working to 
solve it. 

In some places, militancy might 
be the only way to gain social 
acceptance. It might be the only 
way for South Africa to topple a 
government that discriminates on 
the basis of skin color. We don't 
have that kind of government in 
America. Hatred of minorities 
exists here, but I still believe that 
working within the system to 
reduce it is more productive than 
venting frustrations or fighting it 
with reciprocated hatred. Leaders 
like Daniel Inouye, Tom Bradley 
and Howard Metzenbaum are all 
example of this. I hope they believe 
that equality in the long run is 
more important than name-calling 
and hatred for one second of 

Avenge Oscar Wilde I 


The Left Fielder 
Colin Sample 

Owing to my incorrigible 
verbosity and to the usual 
constraints of time and space a few 
important points were edited out 
oflastweek'scolumnon the Barney 
Frank "scandal." 

First, it should be noted that there 
are only three possible substantive 
charges against Frank. Stephen 
Gobie, the prostitute, charges that 
Frank knew all along about the 
little palace of pleasure being run 
in his apartment, and that the 
representative used his 
Congressional immunity from 
parking tickets to fix tickets Gobie 
had incurred while picking up 
tricks. So Frank could be charged 
with solicitation for the purpose of 
prostitution and with the abuse of 
his official privileges. But Frank 
denies both charges and maintains 
that the House ethics investigation 
will exonerate him. This would 
leave only the charge of sodomy. 
Now if the city of Washington, 
D.C. decides not to prosecute him 
for moving out of the missionary 
position, then the only reason for 
Barney Frank to resign will be the 
displeasure of "the people," 
whipped up by the news media 
and by such sterling citizens as 
Geraldo Rivera, at the conduct of 
his private life. 

This invasion of Frank's privacy 
is what I mean by sexism. The 
titillation of the media and their 
audiences at Frank's painful 
predicament is indicative of 
Americans' adolescent hatred of 
homosexuality and of their prudish 

attitude toward sex in general. 
Consider Time's condescending 
suggestion that we "learn to forgive 
the sinner while hating the sin," or 
Newswcek's nonsensical avowal 
that attacking corruption and 
roguishncss at HUD and other 
sinks of public parasitism on the 
one hand while sleeping with a 
prostitute on the other makes Frank 
a hypocrite. Consider also the 
results of a Newsuvek poll which 
found 40 per cent of Americans 
believing that homosexuals should 
be barred from Congress. Take in 
the public tiradeofaCongressman, 
William Danncmeyer (R. Cal), 
against the "homosexual 
movement" which is intent upon 
destroying the "social foundations 
of America." "We must," he raved, 
"either defeat militant 
homosexuality or it will defeat us." 
Considerthehighschoolsand prep 
schools you went to, and the 
terrifying stigma attached to 
homosexuality there (and perhaps 
among some circles here?). 

The nervously neanderthal 
attitude of homophobia is sexism 
of the worst sort, on a par with the 
once common assertion that 
women are too emotional to vote 
or to hold public office. It is 
thoroughly irrational and, because 
of the very real damage it does to 
people's lives (cf. the Dept. of 
Health &. Human Services' recent 
report on gay youth suicide), 
immoral and unjust. Twcre better, 
rather than poking our prudish, 
moralistic noses into Barney 
Frank's private life, to reflect upon 
the painful double lifche led for so 
long as a public figure who could 
have no private life, but had to 
shut the stirrings of love or desire 
in a closet for fear of being 
destroyed by sexism. 

Letters — - 

Tennis tourney a success 

Kappa Sig dispels rumors 

To the Editor: 

I'd like to thank all the Bowdoin 
students who partcipated in the 
Second Annual Zete Charity Tennis 
Tournament this past Sunday. The 

To the Editor. 

As Alpha Kappa Sigma comes off 
of probation, we feel it necessary to 
assess the impact our punishment 
has had upon the Bowdoin 
community. The administration's 
response has been two-fold. On one 
hand, they have shown remarkable 
and admirable restraint in their 
reaction. By giving the Inter- 
Fraternity Council the power to 
make decisions regarding 
disciplinary action, the collegejias 
taken an important step towards 
creating an impartial judiciary 
system capableofaddressingfuture 
violations. In this way, the college 
hopes that the fraternity system, 
through peer pressure and, if 
necessary, punitive sanctions, will 
both govern and police itself. 

However, this positive 
d evelopment has been off-set by the 
administration's more public 

reaction. Against he spirit of 
cooperation and progress, the 
administration has sought to use 
the rumors arising out of this 
incident to impart amongst 
freshmen and, more importantly, 
alumni a negative imageof Bowdoin 
fraternities. Public announcements 
by administrators to alumni groups 
have been fraught with false 
information and exaggerations. 
What is worrisome is the fact that 
well aware of these errors, and yet 
still chose to make false claims. It is 
clear that their intention was to 
substantiate an unpleasant 
fraternity stereotype. 

To protect ourselves against 
further denunciation, as well as to 
offer the college community a more 
reasonable depiction of Alpha 
Kappa Sigma and fraternities in 
general, we feel it necessa ry to d ispel 

many of the rumors that still 
surround the incident. 1) To begin 
with, 14 kegs were not consumed at 
our September 16th party in two 
hours, nor in any amount of time. 2) 
While it is true that we had too 
many people in the house, capacity 
limits had, at that time, not been set. 

3) We followed almost every aspect 
of the then existing IFC policy 
regarding parties including: 
checking IDs at the door, selling 
tickets, and having party monitors. 

4) Brunswidt police did not arrive 
at the party at any time. 5) The 
president of Alpha Kappa Sigma 
was not arrested. 6) The student 
who had to go to the infirmary was 
drinking and left the house before 
the party started . 7) Beer was neither 
poured on Dean Lewallen's head 
nor on any other part of his body. 

Hopefully, with these rumors laid 
to rest, Alpha Kappa Sigma and the 

fraternity system can both learn 
from this incident and put it behind 
them, and go on to enjoy another 
successful year at Bowdoin. 

Alan Parks, president 

and the members of Alpha Kappa 

Proctors thanked 

To the Editor: 

Thank you to the Board of 
Proctors for organizing a very 
successful Dorm Olympics program 
last Saturday .The turnout appeared 
to be great and everyone involved 
seemed to be enjoying themselves. 
Has everyone gotten the pudding 
and whipped cream cleaned off after 
the pie eating contest? Good job! 

Ana M. Brown 

Assistant Dean Of Students 

tournament was a success, raising 
SI 77 for the Tedford Shelter for the 
homeless in Brunswick, and all the 
players seemed to enjoy themselves. 
Also, special thanks to J & J Sports of 
Brunswick and Sports East of 
Topsham for donating the tennis 
balls, and to the winning team of 
Rob Anderson/NicoleGastonguay 
and the runners-up, Doug Beal/ 
Ellen Mitchell, for donating thecash 
prizes back to the Tedford Shelter. I 
hope to see you next year. 


Robert T. McDowell 

Associate Director of Zeta Psi 

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Bowdoin feels effects 
of California quake 

Compiled from ORIENT staff re- 

The aftershocks of Tuesday's 
earthquake in San Francisco were 
felt even here on the Bowdoin cam- 
pus. Many of Bowdoin's students 
are from the San Francisco area, and 
as news of the tragic earthquake un- 
folded, most of them could be found 
manning the phones, watching tele- 
vision news programs or listening 
to the radio in search of information 
about the safety of families and 

At least one member of the Bow- 
doin community was actually in the 
Bay area during the quake. Assis- 
tant Directorof Public Relationsand 
Publications Tatiana Bernard was 
vacationing in Santa Cruz, which 
was very near the epicenter of the 
quake. She reported Wednesday 
that she was safe, but that utilities 
and roads in Santa Cruz "were a 


Chris Theisen '92 is a nine-year 
resident of Marin County which 
overlooks the San Francisco Bay. 
Although he does not live in San 
Francisco, Theisen has always gone 
to school in the city and his parents 
both work there. Theisen first heard 
of the earthquake Tuesday night 
about 9 p.m. on the radio. He spent 
the remainder of the night alternat- 
ing between watching the televised 
coverage in a friend's room and at- 
tempting to call his family and 
friends. His grandparents finally 
contacted him with the welcome 
news that the family was safe. The- 
isen, as of Wednesday afternoon, 
was still unable to contact his par- 
ents because of busy phone lines. 

Theisen expressed relief that his 
family safely endured the earth- 
quake, which registered 6.9 on the 
Richter scale, even though his step- 

Rodriguez speaks of 
his "Americanization" 


ORIENT Contributor « 

Richard Rodriguez discussed 
his autobiography Hunger of Mem- 
ory at Kresge Auditorium on 
Tuesday night in front of a small 
crowd of people. Rodriguez was 
scheduled to speak during fresh- 
man orientation but due to com- 
plications with his flight he was 
forced to reschedule. 

Rodriguez grew up in a Catho- 
lic Spanish speaking family in Sac- 
ramento, California. As a young 
child, Spanish was the first lan- 
guage of his household, however, 
he claims that by going to catholic 

grade school and attending Stan- 
ford University that the American 
Educational system not only 
changed his native language into 
"American" but also changed his 
life as well. 

The speech began by focusing 
on his childhood experiences in 
the classroom. It was in the class- 
room that he began io feel isolated, 
different and alone for the first 
time in his life. By losing the ability 
to speak his native language, he 
felt pushed away to the point that 
there was no escape. He observed 
that "There is something in Amer- 
(Continued on page 9) 

Richard Rodriguez speaks to students at the Afro-Am. Photo by 

\Annalisa Schmorleitz 

The Bowdoin College Chorale performed as part of the James Bowdoin Day Ceremonies. Photo by 
Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

father and sister were in the city 
when the earthquake struck. The- 
isen'smother thought the entire city 
was on fire because of all the smoke 
from various gas main fires. De- 

spite their good fortune, his family 
is leaving for Sonoma County to 
"ride out any aftershocks." 

Many other students spent anx- 
ious hours waiting for news. Lynne 

Mastre'91, a resident of Palo Alto, 
about thirty miles south of San Fran- 
cisco, said that her parents were out 
of town at the time of the quake. 
(Continued on page 4) 

Pickering envisions new goals for U.N. 


A new agenda of issues for the 
United Nations was among topics 
discussed during a speech deliv- 
ered by Thomas R. Pickering '53, 
the United States Ambassador to 
the United Nations, at the annual 
James Bowdoin Day exercises last 

Pickering graduated from Bow- 
doin cum laude in history. He re- 
ceived an honorary Doctorate of 
Laws from the college in 1984. 

After graduation, Pickering 
worked in the Foreign Service 
Department on the national level. 
He served as United States Ambas- 
sador to Jordan, Nigeria, El Salva- 
dor and Israel before accepting his 
present position under President 
George Bush. 

Pickering emphasized that major 
changes within individual members 
of the United Nations have affected 
the goals of the organization for the 
1990's. He contrasted the "story of 
the last four decades," averting 
nuclear war, with the agend a for the 
next decade. Topics to be addressed 
in the future include the environ- 
ment, narcotics, terrorism, human 
rights, development of nations, 
Third World debt, and world popu- 

In addition to the new agenda, 
Pickering discussed theimportance 
of maintaining a spirit of coopera- 
tion within the United Nations. He 
said that the emergence of new atti- 
tudes within countries has contrib- 
uted to this cooperation. 

Pickering said that within the So- 
viet Union, new attitudes toward 

peace, war and planetary coopera- 
tion have added to this new atmos- 
phereintheorganization. Similarly, 
Pickering stated, recent changes in 
the United States have focused at- 
tention on global issues, including 
the environment, narcotics, terror- 
ism and human rights, rather than 
military issues. 

However, Pickering added, the 
United Nations must continue to 
search for new ways to avert nu- 
clear conflict. He commended the 
organization for successfully avoid- 
ing nuclear confrontation over the 
past 40 years. 

The United Nations must con- 
tinue to "work together to build 
small achievements," Pickering 
said. He offered several examples 
of successful operations sponsored 
by the organization during the past 

Pickering noted the United Na- 
tions was instrumental in shutting 
down many regional wars, includ- 
ing the conflict in Afghanistan and 


the Iran-Iraq war. Conflicts in 
Namibia and Angola also have been 
brought under control through 
United Nations efforts. He also 
mentioned that in future months, 
the United Nations has a potential 
to have input in peace processes in 
Central America and Cambodia. 

While facing the challenges of 
preserving peace, the United Na- 
tions must ensure that diplomatic 
processes follow principles of 
"equity, justice and balance," Pick- 
ering added. He said that solutions 
to global problems must not widen 
rifts between industrial and devel- 
oping nations. 

Pickering concluded his address 
by stating that assisting countries 
in working internationally to deal 
with problems of the coming dec- 
ade is a challenging task. "We will 
certainly need all of the help we can 
get," he said, encouraging audience 
members to consider careers in the 
foreign service. 

Due to Fall Break, the ORIENT will be pub- 
lished on Thursday, October 26 next week. 

INSIDE October 20, 1989 

News Arts 

Class of 1993 election preview Milt Jackson Quartet to play 
- Page 3 Pickard - Page 7 


Women's soccer cruises to #2 
ranking -Page 13 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 20, 1989 


Occurence of genital warts on the rise 


The average college student 
faces many health concerns, rang- 
ing from the common cold or flu to 
broken bones or mononucleosis. 
But more and more college health 
services are stressing the need for 
student awareness of other ill- 

The American College Health 
Association has found that re- 
ported cases of genital Human 
Papillomavirus (commonly known 
as genital warts) have increased 
500 percent in the past fifteen years. 
Studies show that HPV is reaching 
epidemic proportions among col- 
lege-age populations. 

HPV is a sexually transmitted 
disease not easily detectable. The 
symptoms includeclusters of cells, 
or warts, in the genital areas. These 
warts may or may not be visible 
and are usually painless. The virus 
is difficult to discern unless the 
overt symptoms appear or a medi- 
cal test reveals the presenceof HPV. 

Health services are raising con- 
cern about the virus because it is 
not curable, but is treatable. I n other 
words, HPV is a chronic virus that 
may not appear for months or 
years. The individual warts can be 
treated, but research shows that 
the disease itself does not go away. 
It may only be controlled. 

HPV warts may be removed ei- 
ther by chemicals, lasers or freez- 

ing. The danger of not treating 
HPV is that it has been associated 
with certain types of cancers, es- 
pecially cancer of the cervix. It 
may also cause complications 
during pregnancy and delivery. 

Robin Bcltramini, the nurse 
practitioner handling gynecology 
at the Health Center, said there is 
no special test for HPV and there 
are probably a great number of 
cases that have not been diag- 
nosed. Bcltramini stated when she 
first came to Bowdoin four years 
ago, she assumed the major health 
problem on the campus would be 
pregnancy. But she said that sexu- 
ally transmitted diseases, includ- 
ing HPV, are much more com- 

Bcltramini stressed the use of 
condoms to protect against such 
diseases as HPV, even when em- 
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Student Senate reconvenes 

Brakewood presides over assembly 

This week witnessed the reap- 
pearance of the Student Senate. No 
one knows how long it has been 
since the last Senate met or why the 
group stopped meeting, but Dan 
Brakewood '90, vice-chair of the 
Executive Board, said he hopes the 
new Senate can make an impact on 
the administration of the college. 

The first meeting of the Student 
Senate was held Wednesday, Octo- 
ber 1 8. The Senate, presided over by 
Brakewood, is composed of all of 
the student representatives and al- 
ternates to Faculty and Governing 
Boards Committees, as well as rep- 
resentatives at-large to the Govern- 
ing Boards. 

The purpose of the Student Sen- 
ate is to improve the communica- 
tion between the administration and 
the student body, so that the stu- 
dents can be a more effective voice 
on campus. "A lot of things have 
been happening on campus. And 
they happen and then students react 

to them afterwards," Brakewood 

Brakewood said the Senate is 
scheduled to meet prior to every 
Governing Boards meeting, which 
works out to be three times a year. 

The purpose of Wednesday's 
meeting was to create a student 
platform to be presented to the 
Governing Boards for their meeting 
this weekend . 

During the meeting, student rep- 
resentatives to each of the Govern- 
ing Board committees and repre- 
sentatives to two of the Faculty com- 
mittees gave a short presentation 
describing the purpose and goals of 
their respective committees. 

Following the reports, the group 
discussed the concerns of the stu- 
dent body and which issues should 
be outlined in the platform. 

The Senate decided the most 
important concern was the need for 
students to be better informed of 
the policy of the college, especially 

the need to be informed of changes 
to this policy in a "more timely 
manner," said Brakewood. 

The platform also stresses the 
need for a more concerted effort by 
the college into recycling and envi- 
ronmental conservation in general. 
This included divestment from 
companies which are environmen- 
tally unsound. 

The Senate also outlines their 
position on rising tuition costs, 
asking the college to keep tuition 
hikes in close line with inflation. 

Other issues outlined by the plat- 
form include asking the college to 
issue clear guidelines forupcoming 
changes to the fraternity system, as 
well as to continue their examina- 
tion of the grading system and grade 

An additional statement by the 
Senate states their disapproval of 
the U.S. News and World Report rank- 
ing of the college. 

OCS offers Career Exploration Day 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

So, what are you going to do when 
you graduate? Go to law school? 
Become a reporter? Have absolutely 
no idea at all? 

Regardless of whether your life 
after Bowdoin is clear or still uncer- 
tain, Career Exploration Day was 
something not to be missed. 

There were two sessions this af- 
ternoon, at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 
in which alumni met to discuss their 
respective career fields. 

It was a great way to both leam 
about various careers and meet 

people who are successful at what 
they do. 

"We decide what different career 
fields we are going to offer and then 
we invite alumni in those fields to 
participate," said Marj Seymour, the 
administrative secretary in the Of- 
fice of Career Services. "It's a good 
opportunity for the students to meet 
the alumni and ask questions." 

Students who participated in the 
Exploration Day signed upon a first- 
come-first-serve basis in the Career 
Services office. There was even a 
luncheon for a small number of 
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of the recent graduates and talk 

There was a wide range of choices 
today,aseight different career fields 
were presented. For those aspiring 
to become financial wizards, there 
was a session on the financial mar- 
ketplace, which included graduates 
from Portland and prestigious firms 
in New York City. 

Careers in consulting and educa- 
tion were also well-represented, 
especially by people who gradu- 
ated over ten years ago, whose long- 
term experience in their field should 
be a big help to many students. 

The communications field fea- 
tured grads from all different types 
of media — radio, television, maga- 
zines, and newspapers. 

The Office of Career Service also 
selected sales, health, environmental 
options, and self-designed careers 
to focus on this year. Although most 
of thealumniworkontheEast Coast, 
Edwin McGowan '89, an intern in 
Alaska, returned to share his expe- 
riences in an environmental career. 

There was something here for just 
about everyone. Many people worry 
about what to do after graduation 
and Career Exploration Day was a 
great help in solving some of those 
unanswered questions. 
















Friday, October 20, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Freshmen come on strong 

Class elections draw large turnout at open forum 

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"I know I am the person for this 
office because I was a member of 
my high school student council. I 
want to make the Class of 1993 the 
best in Bowdoin history. But I need 
your support. Please vote for me on 

These comments are what some 
of the freshman candidates said in 
their speeches last night in the Beam 
Classroom in the Visual Arts Cen- 
ter. Nineteen candidates gave a 
speech why they should be elected 
in front of a crowd of 50 freshman. 

Freshman Class elections will be 
held Monday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in 
the lounge in Coles Tower. Win- 

ners will be announced Monday at 
7:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge in the 
Moulton Union. 

The candidates running for treas- 
urer are Mark Schulze, Erin ONeil 
and Dlyan Miyake. 

'The turnout was awe- 
some. I'm glad to see fresh- 
men so enthused." - 
Gerald Jones '92, Executive 

Candidates running for secretary 
include Truax McFarland, Kate 
Harrington, Kevin Thompson and 
Keri Saltzman. For vice president, 
Ara Cohen, Nathan McClennan, 
Shana Hunter, Cat Spemy and Adele 

Maurer are running. Candidates 
running for president are Ken Wa- 
ters, Diane Shiels, Beth Lowe, John 
Burke, Khurram Dastgir-Khan, 
Louis Saban Jr. and Gwyn Kelser. 

Winners for each office will be 
determined by which candidates 
have the most votes, according to 
Gerald Jones '92, a member of the 
Executive Board and chair of the 
freshman elections. So, a candidate 
can conceiveably win by one vote. 
If two candidates have the same 
number of votes, a runoff will be 
held after fall break. 

All candidates attended a man- 
datory Executive Board meeting 
Monday. They also had to attain 50 
freshman signatures to run. 

Student response low on tuna boycott 


Troubled times could lie ahead 
for tuna consumers, if the Bowdoin 
College Dining Service follows the 
Earth Island Institute tuna boycott. 

According to the Institute, "hun- 
dredsofdolphinsdrown everyday" 
in the mile-long nets used to catch 
yellowfin tuna (the most commonly 
used fish in canned tuna). The Earth 
Island Institute is urging the boy- 
cotting of all canned tuna in order to 
persuade the canning companies to 
'limit their purchases to tuna caught 
without harmingdolphins," accord- 
ing to the Tuna Boycott Bulletin of 
April 1989. 

Mary Lou Kennedy, director of 
dining service, first learned of the 
boycott from Sara Goldsmith '89, a 
Bowdoin graduate who now works 
at the San Francisco Earth Island 
Institute. Goldsmith asked that tuna 
be removed from the menu as part 
of the Save the Dolphins Project. 

This was not the first time Dining 
Service had heard of the dolphin 
massacres, according to Kennedy. 
The decision to offer only albacore 
tuna was made last semester in 
response to articles appearing in 
various food journals. Albacore tuna 
do not swim with dolphins so the 
netting of these particular fish does 
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Other possible tuna substitutes 
besides albacore are various salads 
such as tofu, shrimp, seafood, crab, 
chicken or egg. Kennedy said tofu, 
seafood, chicken and egg salads are 
currently offered, although shrimp 
and crab salads are too expensive to 
include on the menus. Another al- 
ternative is pilchard, a salt water 
fish. According to Kennedy, Bow- 
doin tested this fish about three years 
ago and students did not like the 
heavier, fishier taste. 

The Dining Service did not im- 
mediately remove all tuna from their 
menus because it is a very popular 
food on campus. Said Kennedy, 
"almost every group of people will 
eat tuna fish." 

In order to get student input be- 
fore reaching a final decision to keep 
or remove albacore tuna from 
menus, Kennedy posted Gold- 
smith's letter ard asked for com- 
ments both in the first dining news- 
letter and at the Dining Service 
Advisory Committee meeting. 

The Dining Service decided to 
continue offering albacore tuna 

because few students appeared to 
support the total boycott. Only two 
students attended the Advisory 
meeting and only one or two pro- 
boycott comment slips were re- 
ceived. Said Kennedy, "opinion as 
we're hearing it seems to lean much 
more toward keeping the albacore." 

Noticeably absent from the de- 
bate, limited though it appears to 
be, are campus environmental 
groups such as the Greens and the 
Druids. The Save the Dolphins 
Project has been discussed at Druid 
meetings, said Ted Labbe '92, coor- 
dinator of the Druids, but "no one 
grabbed onto it." Labbe continued 
to cite the group's involvement with 
pa per conservation but said the tuna 
issue was "very important" and that 
he would "love to see someone work 
with it." 

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the Save the Dolphins Project they 
can attend the next Dining Service 
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Execs discuss elections 


The Executive Board opened its 
meeting Monday night by ad- 
dressingtheassembled candidates 
for freshman class officers. Sev- 
eral board members spoke briefly 
on what they thought the posi- 
tions entailed, both in terms of 
work and in terms of attitude. 

Gerald Jones '92, himself hold- 
ing the office of Vice-President of 
the sophomore class in addition 
to his seat on the board, said that a 
class office "is what you make of 
it," and voiced his hope that those 
elected would continue to prove 
that class officers are a valuable 
link between the students and the 
student government. 

An open forum was held at 7:30 
Thursday night in Beam Class- 
room. Each candidate was asked 
to turn over their petition and 
make a short speech about their 
goals and qualifications. The elec- 
tions will be held all day next 
Monday in Coles Tower, by the 
freshman mailboxes. 

Due to an error in the inter- 
viewing and selection process, a 
proposal was made by the selec- 
tion committee to open up an- 
other seat on the Bias Committee. 
This seat will be offered to a quali- 
fied candidate who, because of 
therushed natureof the selections, 
was unjustly overlooked by the 

The board announced that the 
VS^tudent Senate would meet on 

Wednesday evening for the first 
time in as long as many people can 
remember. The Senate consists of 
all student who hold positions in 
the student government and on 
Governing Boards committees. At 
present, the Senate numbers some 
fifty to sixty students, who hold 
the ninety positions that qualify 
for Senate membership. Dan 
Brakewood '90, Vice-Chair of the 
Exec Board and therefore desig- 
nated to preside over the Student 
Senate, called it an "information- 
sharing system." Each meeting will 
consist of reports from the mem- 
bers and an open forum. 

In other business, the Exec 

• Confirmed that Direct Line: 
Africa had obtained a faculty ad- 
visor and met the cond itions of the 
board and thus granted them their 
request for an FC-3 charter. 

• Referred the Juggling Club 
and the musical revue "Straight to 
the Bar" to the Charter Organiza- 
tion Committee; both groups are 
applying for FC-3 charters. 

• Elected Suzanne Gunn '92 
Parliamentarian of the Exec Board . 
Her duties will principally involve 
advising the board on the rules of 
order to which it subscribes. 

• Distributed copies of the 
working document composed by 
last year's board to re-write the 
Constitution of the Student As- 
sembly. Amendments to the docu- 
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Friday, October 20, 1989 

Warren to receive alumni award 

Harry K. Warren of Brun- 
swick, director of career serv- 
ices and the Moulton Union, will 
receive the 27th annual Alumni 
Award for Faculty and Staff from 
the Bowdoin College Alumni 

Council tomorrow at the Homecom- 
ing Luncheon. 

The award, established in 1963, is 
presented "for service and devo- 
tion to Bowdoin, recognizing that 
the college in 
a larger sense 
includes both 
students and 

Warren has 
been widely 
praised for his 
3 management 
I of the Moul- 
ton Union, 
which con- 
tains the Col- 
M lege reception 
I and informa- 
tion center, 
the canpus 
the bookstore, 
dining facili- 
ties, a travel 
agency office, 
banking and 
mail facilities, 
the game 
room, WBOR 

headquarters, and various of- 

As director of career services, 
Warren helps undergraduate 
and alumni /ae to better under- 
stand themselves in relation to 
the world of work and to intro- 
duce them to the process of ca- 
reer planning. In doing so, War- 
ren and his staff assist students 
in their transition to work or 
graduate study and prepare 
them to deal with later career 
and life decisions. 

A former executive with In- 
ternational Business Machines 
Corporation (IBM), Warren 
joined the Bowdoin staff in 1965 
as assistant director of Moulton 
Union. He was promoted to di- 
rector in 1969 and was named 
director of career services in 1972. 

A native of Swarthmore, Pa., 
Warren is a 1953 graduate of the 
University of Pennsylvania. He 
is currently president of the 
Brunswick chapter of Independ - 
ence Association for Retarded 

The Alumni Award will be 
presented by Alumni Council 
President William S. Faraci '69 
of Bradford, Mass. 

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Bizarre Bowdoin Trivia 

The purpose of Bizarre Bowdoin Trivia is to educate students, faculty 
and the community about some historical occurences and some present 
day happenings that many of us are not aware of. 


• Maine Hall had to be rebuilt twice after it burned down in 1822 and 


• Duke Ellington performed once here in the I95(ys. 

• The college library was only open Wednesday afternoons in 1807 for 
students to return and check out books. 

• The Little Mitchell House, the Afro- American center, was supposedly 
a stop on the underground railroad. This fact, however, has never been 

• From 1862-1921, Adams Hall facilitated Bowdoin's Medical School. 


• Back and current issues of Playboy magazine (with pictures) are on 
microfiche in the basement of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 

• If you are looking at the front of Hubbard Hall, you can see that there 
is a downspout on the left side. 

• Professors' average salaries with average fringe benefits* 

Full Associate Assistant 

Bowdoin $68,000 $49,300 $38,500 

Colby 67,800 47,100 36,100 

Harvard 95,000 52,500 47,500 

• Source: Academe (Bulletin of the American Association of University 
Professors), "Annual Report On the Economic Status of the Profession, 

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Beyond Bowdoin 

Last Temptation" Causes Uproar Colleges need core curriculum 



About 1 ,200 people turned out on 
the Oklahoma State University 
campus Oct.4 to protest the cancel- 
lation of an on-campus screening of 
the "Last Temptation of Christ," a 
movie many have attacked as being 

OSU's regents voted to "post- 
pone" a scheduled screening of the 
movie until the administration 
submitted answers to "10 ques- 
tions" along the lines of how OSU 
President John Campbell felt about 
the propriety of showing contro- 
versial films on campus. 

Thecampus's Faculty Senate then 
blasted Campbell's reaction as a 
tepid response to censorship, the 
regents agreed to meet to discuss 
the matter further, and students took 
to the streets to voice their discon- 

The movie also provoked pro- 
tests at Harrisburg (Pa.) Area Com- 
munity College and at Northern 
Virginia Community College 
(NVCC) in recent weeks. 

It promises to provoke more as 
the film, released in 1988, begins to 
be shown by more programming 
boards on more campuses. 

"It's taking a lot of courage for 
people to show the film," said 
Dennis Doros of Kino, the New 
York-based distributor of the film, 
which wasdirected by Martin Scorc- 

Scorcese based the film on the 
1955 novel of the same name by 
Nikos Kazantzakis, who depicts a 
speculative last temptation of a 

dying Jesus Christ hallucinating that 
he had abandoned his godliness to 
live as a man and make love to Mary 

The notion, which was based on a 
body ofearlyChristian writings that 
was not supplanted as popular scrip- 
ture until almost 1,000 years after 
Jesus's crucifixion, so offended some 
religious groups that they picketed 
theaters that showed the film when 
it was first released. 

At Marquette University in Wis- 
consin, administrators rejected a 
student * government attempt to 
provide buses to a local theater to 
see the film. 

Now that th* work is moving 
directly to campuses — which often 
show second-run films — "Tempta- 
tion" is drawing still more protest. 

At Oklahoma State, just about 
everyone — from local church 
groups to Gov. Henry Bellmon — 
except the regents themselves seem 
to favor screening the film on cam- 

"1 feel like eventually, last Temp- 
tation' will be shown," predicted 
OSU student government president 
Kimberly McCoy. 

The American Civil Liberties 
Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf 
of a group of students and faculty to 
reverse the regents' decision on the 
grounds that it violates the First 

It took a court decision to show 
the film at Northern Virginia Com- 
munity College. 

A Loudoun (Va.) County Circuit 
Court judge on Sept.23 shot down 

College News Notes 

BATES- Bates College will spon- 
sor the seventh annual report of 
the Secretaries of State on Friday, 
October 27 in celebration of Ed- 
ward S. Muskie's 75th birthday, 
according to the Bates Student . 
Muskie graduated from Bates in 

The report includes a panel dis- 
cussion among six Secretaries con- 
cerning current issues. In the past 
the event was sponsored by the 
Southern Center for International 
Studies (SCIS) and has always been 
held in the south. It was decided 
that Bates College would be a good 
place to hold the event as Muskie 
is an alumni. Other sponsors of the 
report include Volvo and the State 
of Maine. 

The panelists include: David 
Rusk. Secretary of State from 1961- 
1969 under Kennedy and Johnson; 
William Rogers who served under 
Nixon from 1969-1973; Henry 
Kissinger, who held the post from 
1973-7 under both Nixon and Ford; 
Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State 
under Carter from 1977-1980; 
Edmund Muskie, who held the 
post during Carter's last year of 
office; and Alexander Haig, Secre- 
tary of State in 1981-1982. 

The Public Broadcasting Com- 
pany (PBS) recording of the event 
on Friday afternoon will be aired 
November 30. 


group of protestors organized to 
call for the resignation of David R. 


Mark, editor-in-chief of the college 
paper, the Collegian, due to alleged 
racism and incompetence in repre- 
senting minorities on campus. 

The Amherst Student reported 
that according to the protestors, 
the Black Affairs page was taken 
out and past editorials were racist 
in nature. They arcdemanding that 
Mark resign and the Black Affairs 
page be re-instated. 

The protesting students talked 
with student editors and have 
agreed to hold a workshop to dis- 
cuss their concerns. 

Mark said he will not resign from 
his position. 

COLGATE-The chapter of Delta 
Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity at 
Colgate University has been the 
subject of much scrutiny and de- 
bate by the faculty. DKE became 
the center of local and national at- 
tention last spring after it was dis- 
covered that the fraternity was in- 
volved in hazing, including such 
practices as gang rape, bondage of 
pledges and fire hosing them for 
three hours. 

AMHERST- According to the 
Amherst Student, an all-campus 
meeting to discuss date rape and 
sexual harassment was held on 
Sunday, Oct.l. A former student 
gave a description of her experi- 
ence being raped on campus, and a 
first year student in the 250 person 
audience admitted to being guilty 
of date rape. 

an attempt by Michael Farris, a 
Baptist minister and lawyer, to le- 
gally ban NVCC from showing the 

Farris argued the state-run school 
shouldn't be able to show the film 
because it would amount to im- 
properly mixing church subjects 
with state funds. The movie was 
shown as scheduled Sept. 24. 

'The fact that we could have lost 
this case would have meant that no 
state institution could show this 
film, or any controversial film," said 
Bob Depczenski, film series coordi- 
nator at NVCC's Loudoun campus. 
No one involved in the hearing — 
the judge, NVCC's lawyer, Farris or 
Depczenski — and seen the film. 

About 40 people picketed Harris- 
burg Area Community College's 
decision to show 'Temptation" 
Sept. 22, reported Teri Guerrisi, the 
school's director of cultural affairs. 
"It was the first time we've had any 
kind of arts program protested in 25 

I n recent years, films dealing with 
religion seem to have replaced porn 
movies as censors' favorite targets. 
The trend, helped in part because 
students could rent porn movies 
individually from local video stores, 
seemed to start three years ago when 
"Hail Mary" began appearing on 

The French film, which tried to 
update the story of the Virgin Mary, 
provoked Catholic protests at the 
universities of Oklahoma, Kansas, 
North Dakota and Nebraska, among 

National Survey says 
Athletics and 
Academics don't mix 


Pressure to succeed in college 
athletics interferes with schools' 
efforts to achieve their educational 
goals, campus officials admitted in 
a poll released Oct .3. 

The poll, done for the U.S. News 
and World Report, found that 85.7 
percent of college deans and presi- 
dents polled believe that "the pres- 
sure for athletic success and for 
financial reward in intercollegiate 
sports today has reached a level 
where it is interfering with the prime 
education mission of America's 
colleges and universities." 

More than 60 percent of the 3,900 
college officials contacted re- 
sponded to the survey, and of those, 
about 10 percent disagreed and 4.1 
per#cnt had no opinion. 

National Collegiate Athletic As- 
sociation officials declined to com- 

The survey is part of the maga- 
zine's 1990 "America's Best Col- 
leges" issue that goes on sale Oct.9. 

Among the survey's other find- 

• 95 percent said that high school 
athletes being recruited to a college 
sports program should have to meet 
the same academic standards as all 
other students, while 5 percent said 
the standards should be lower. 

• 70.6 percent said athletes tend 
to be channeled into academically 
less demanding courses. 

David S. Broder 

Washington Post Writers' Group 

At Princeton University, where I 
have had the fun of hanging out for 
a couple of days, an undergraduate 
is required to take a writing course, 
a foreign language and two courses 
each in laboratory science, social 
science, arts and letters and the area 
of philosophy, history and relig- 

If Lynne V. Cheney, the chair- 
man of the National Endowment 
for the Humanities, has her way, 
every college student in the coun- 
try would have as clear a "core 
curriculum" requirement for 
graduation. In a report last week, 
she lent the weight of her office and 
her own graceful rhetoric to the 
cause of those educators who are 
arguing that all college students, 
no matter what their occupational 
ambitions, need "coherent and 
substantive programs" which 
equip them to lead their lives as 
educated human beings and re- 
sponsible citizens. 

She is dead right. It iseasy for me 
to say that, not only because she is 
an admirable person but because 
the curriculum she is describing is 
very much the education I was of- 
fered, more than 40 years ago, at 
theCollegeof the University of Chi- 

It's proof that an idea does not 
have to be new to be right — and 

Cheney publicized her report by 
getting the Gallup Organization to 
do one of those surveys demon- 
strating that large numbers of our 
students don't know the things they 
ought to know. In this case, the 
headline-grabber was that more 
than half the 696 college seniors 
who submitted to questioning did 
not know that Shakespeare was the 
author of 'The Tempest," or that 
Harry Truman was President when 
the Korean 1 War began. Less than 
half of them knew, or could guess, 
that the Magna Carta was "a foun- 
dation of the British parliamentary 
system," rather than a "charter 
signed by the Pilgrims on the May- 
flower" or "the French Declaration 
of the Rights of Man" or "the Great 
Seal of the monarchs of England." 

Attention-getting as such find- 
ings arc, there is something almost 
masochistic about these constant 
reports telling us that such-and- 
such a percent of our high school 
graduates can't read an Amtrak 
timetable or that our 9th graders 
trail Laplander and Lebanese kids 
in logarithms. It makes it sound as 
if we are afflicted witha generation 
of dummies, when all the evidence 
suggests that failures come because 
they arc not being taught well— or 
maybe not at all. 

The point Cheney makes is that 
much of what constitutes a general 
education has slipped out of the 
college curriculum. She says that a 
person can graduate from almost 
eight of ten colleges without taking 
a course in the history of Western 
civilization or without studying a 
foreign language. More than one- 
third of the colleges do not require 
their graduates to have had courses 
in American or ^English literature, 
mathematics, natural or physical 
sciences, or any branch of history. 

"At one Midwestern university, 
where there is no core [curricu- 
lum]," she writes, "students choose 
from almost 900 courses, with top- 
ics ranging from the history of for- 
eign labor movements to theanaly- 
sis of daytime soap operas." It is 
this smorgasbord approach to 
undergraduate education she finds 
as unsatisfactory today as Presi- 
dent Robert Hutchins did 50 years 
ago when revised the curriculum 
at Chicago. 

Cheney's report, "50 Hours: A 
Core Curriculum for College Stu- 
dents," complements the effort 
launched last month at the educa- 
tion summit in Charlottesville, Va., 
to define national standards for 
elementary and secondary schools. 
Underlying both is the idea that 
there is a body of knowledge and a 
set of skills which ought to be pos- 
sessed by students when they fin- 
ish high school and, in enlarged 
and improved form, by those who 
go on through college. 

She deals fairly but forcefully 
with the critics of general educa- 
tion whp contend that the special- 
ized requirements of jobs in a high- 
tech economy do not leave time for 
the liberal arts. Almost all colleges, 
she notes, have "distribution re- 
quirements" but set out "long 
lists. ..of specialized offerings 
that. .often have little to do with the 
broadly conceived learning that 
ought to be at the heart of a general 

Increasingly, employers are re- 
alizing that the skills developed by 
a liberal education — the "higher- 
order thinking" that emphasizes 
critical reading, analysis, synthe- 
sis, communication and the ability 
to acquire new information— arc 
exactly what are required in to- 
day's fast-changing interactive 
economy. A good education is the 
most useful preparation fortoday's 

Cheney offers her "core curricu- 
lum" with thediffidenceappropri- 
ate for a federal official who under- 
stands that faculties and adminis- 
trators of individual colleges must 
make this determination for them- 

But she is helping to win an im- 
portant ba'tle by sending this clear 
and persuasive signal of what the 
colleges need to be about. 

Research works, 


American Hoart 

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Friday, October 20, 1989 

Calvin and Hobbes 

by Bill Watterson 


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For the third consecutive year, 
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received the maximum award of 
$5,000 from the Maine State Library 
Matching Grant Program. 

The conservation grants were ini- 
tiated in 1987 to help libraries, ar- 
chives, and historical societies re- 
store and preserve unique Maine 
historical material. 

The Library will use the funds to 
copy parts of the photographic 
negatives in the Leon B. Strout Col- 
lection in order to protect the origi- 
nals and to preserve the informa- 
tion they contain. 

The collection contains approxi- 
mately 5,000 negatives and 1,100 

on Alaska's 

Dr. L. Lewis Johnson, professor 
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and Dr. Margaret Winslow, research 
fellow in the department of earth 
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lege of New York will discuss the 
shifting shoreline of southwestern 
Alaska on Monday, October 23 at 
7:30 p.m. in Beam Classroom, V.A.C. 

Johnson and Winslow have been 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 7 

Arts & Entert ainment 

Milt Jackson Quartet brings their 
"elegant jazz" to Pickard tonight 

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For those around campus who 
have found Bowdoin seriously lack- 
ing in jazz performers this semes- 
ter, you need search no further. Milt 
Jackson will bring his Quartet to 
Pickard Theater tonight for what 
promises to be an unforgettable 
evening of swing and blues. 

Jackson, the most celebrated vi- 
braphonist in jazz and co-founder 
of the world-renowned Modem Jazz 
Quartet, was born in Detroit in 1923. 
He played a variety of instruments 
growing up, but got hooked on the 
vibraharp in a high school music 

By the 1940's. Jackson had firmly 
established himself as a major jazz 
talent, playing in groups with Earl 
Hines, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie 
Parker, Thelonious Monk, Coleman 
Hawkins and others. In 1952, he 
and others formed the Modern Jazz 

Quartet, which has gone through 
only one personnel change since. 
But the Modern Jazz Quartet does 
not occupy all his time, and when 
he's not performing with the group 
he's usually on the road with a 
smaller group, or solo. "I feel the 
need to perform in many contexts 
every day. This is what I wanted to 
do," he says. 

He has become one of the most 
recorded figures in jazz, and has a 
recent release, Bebop, which captures 
the era of Parker and Gillespie. 
Several tunes by each are on the 
album, done in the special Milt 
Jackson style. 

Jackson is credited with 
reveloutionizing the vibraharp with 
his unique style, distinct from other 
players like Lionel Hampton. He is 
also known as one of the earliest 
proponents of the bebop style. 

The Boston Globe called a concert 

last year "an elegant, quietly pas- 
sionate celebration of the blues. 
Jackson's group plays the blues 
'where it all started,' appealing to 
the head and the heart." 

The San Francisco Bay Guardian 
described Jackson as having an 
"uncanny sense of time and an 
unflagging enthusiasm for flailing 
the mallets on timeless burners and 
ballads." And the Albuquerque 
Journal reviewed a recent summer 
concert in which the Milt Jackson 
Quartet played as a "wondrous 
constellation of small ensemble 
jazz. ..Jackson's distinct sound is 
rooted in a well-paced elegance and 
the sustained pedal." 

This evening's concert will be in 
Pickard Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets 
are $12 for the general public, and 
$8 for students with a Bowdoin ID. 
They are available in the Events 

Meddies, Miscellania entertain 

Parent's Weekend performances receive mixed reviews 


Last Saturday night, both the 
Meddiebempsters and Miscellania 
performed before a live audience. 
Of course, I was in attendance. Af- 
ter a slightly long delay, when we 
were all settled in our seats and un- 
wrapped our candies, the Meddies 
entered singing. All save two 
dressed exactly alike, they were 
singing some kind of round that 
consisted mainly of "boms" and 
"baas." After this they introduced 
themselves and I could tell that it 
would be a long evening. The prob- 
lem seemed to be in my expecta- 
tions for the evening and their 
ambitions for it. My hope was to 
hear the singing of some catchy 
tunes. Okay, I did hear some of that 
but I also heard a lot of dross. When 
they sang traditional barber-shop 
type songs ("What Do You Do With 
a Drunken Meddie," "Corner of the 
Sky,") I was quite impressed. The 
problem came when they tried to 
render rock and roll or R and B 

("Not Fade Away" to mention only 
one). I'm afraid they sound like a 
group of Washington lobbyists 
trying to sing the blues. 

The main problem, however, 
didn't strike me as the singing. The 
thing that really irked me was the 
arrangement. On most songs, they 
had one of their number singing 
lead but the rest of the group didn't 
seem willing to share the limelight. 
Because of this, the backup singers 
all attempted to drown out the poor 
beggar who was forced to sing lead . 
The effect of this was to make the 
lyrics totally incomprehensible over 
the "boms" and "baas." 

Anyway, after plugging their 
album, "Meddies Cancelled," they 
went off and I thought this was 
then the end. This, however, turned 
out to be a cruel hoax and they 
came out to sing an encore. They 
then went off once more and I re- 
fused to get my hopes up. As I had 
feared, Yoe! came back on and I 
half expected him to sing a solo. He 
didn't, he introduced Miscellania. 

Miscellania were a breath of fresh 
air in a stuffy room. They really did 
sound good. After a few tuning 
problems at the beginning, they got 
into the swing and produced some 
absolutely lovely sound. They 
started with a medley of Motown 
faves and that was good while they 
did selections from the Temptations 
and the Four Tops, but when they 
sang the Supremes, you knew that 
was what they were meant for. 

They had not the same problems. 
The song choices worked and I be- 
lieved them when they sang them. 
When someone was singing lead, 
the rest toned down. And once in a 
while, I heard a note that sounded 
like sudden grace and it made me 
think that perhaps they could be 
doing even more than they are. 

A problem with both, however, is 
the comedy. With both groups, there 
is just too much banter and not 
enough singing. I didn't go to the 
performance to hear witty repartee; 
I went to hear singing. My advice to 
both parties: cut down on the talk. 

Vibraphonist Milt Jackson will lead the Milt Jackson Quartet in 
concert tonight at 8 p.m. in Pickard Theater. 

Professor Cornell's works to 
be displayed in New York 


Works by Professor of Art Tho- 
mas B. Cornell will be on exhibition 
form October 21 through December 
2 at the G.W. Einstein Co., Inc. gal- 
lery, 591 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 

A reception will be held at the 
galleryonSaturday, October 21 from 
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

G.W. Einstein Co., Inc. is open 
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tues- 
day through Friday, and from 11 :00 
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays. 

The exhibition includes five large 
multi-figure compositions on the 
subject of bathers, as well as Maine 
landscapes, some of which include 

Cornell recently returned from 
the Soviet Union where he was one 
of about 25 artists chosen by art 

critic Donald Kuspit to participate 
in an exhibition of contemporary 
artists held in Moscow. The exhibi- 
tion, titled "Painting Beyond the 
Death of Painting," was intended to 
represent the state of American art. 

Cornell has five etchings in the 
recently released fine arts press 
book, "Voiceprints." Written by poet 
David C. Walker, a member of the 
Bowdoin Class of 1964 and an Eng- 
4ish instructor at the University of 
Southern Maine, "Voiceprints" was 
published in limited edition by 
Romulus Editions of Portland, 

Cornell has also been invited to 
be a guest artist for the printmaking 
department at the Portland School 
of Art. 




Tootsie (1982) 

Friday, October 20 

Dustin Hoffman is an unemployed actor who finally lands a 
part when he becomes a "she" by dressing up as "Dorothy 
Michaels." Complications arise when Hoffman falls in love 
with his co-star(Jessica Lange) and when her father falls for 
"Dorothy"! . 

Moonstruck (mi) 

Saturday. October 21 

A romantic comedy starring Cher as a dowdy widow 
searching for "Mr. Right." Director Norman Jewison 
wonderfully and hilariously chronicles the lives and loves of 
ar\ extended Italian-American family In Brooklyn. 

Both films will be shown at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. In Smith 
Auditorium, Sills Hall. 

The Student Union Committee proudly 





Saturday, November 4, 8 p.m. 
Kresge Auditorium 

Tickets are $4 for students and go on sale October 23. 

General public tickets will be $8 and will be available 

October 30. Tickets available at the Events Office in 

Moulton Union. 


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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 20, 1989 


October 20 


3:45 p.m.: Edward H. 
Schafer. Agassiz Professor 
of Oriental Languages and 
Literature Emeritus, Uni- 
versity of California, 
Berkeley presents "Mas- 
terpieces of Chinese Po- 
etry," a lecture which will 
take place in the Conference 
Room at 38 College Street. 
8:00 p.m.: The Milt 
Jackson Jazz Quartet will 
perform In Pickard Thea- 
ter. Memorial Hall. Tickets 
are $12— $8 with Bowdoin 
ID— and are available at the 
Events Office. 

9:30 p.m.: The Ripper 
spins golden oldies irr the 
Pub, Moufton Union. 

October 21 


9:30 a.m.: A three-mile 
Fun Run for alumni,- stu- 
dents, faculty, staff and their 
families begins on the Health 
Center lawn. Refreshments 
and prizes will be offered. 
Register in front of Sargent 
Gymnasium at 9:00 a.m. 
10:00 a.m.: Janet A. 
Lavin, Associate Director of 
Admissions and Walter H. 
Moulton, Director of Stu- 
dent Aid host an Admissions 
Workshop in Mitchell Room, 
Wentworth Hall to offer in- 
formation for sons and 
daughters of alumni. Both 
parents and prospective 
students are welcome . 

10:00 a.m.: Director 
Katharine J. Watson gives a 
tour of the Museum of Art, 

Walker Art Building. 
10:00 a.m.: Xhina in 
Crisis— The Students of Tian- 
anmen' is the title of Bruce G. 
Kennedy '80's Alumni/Faculty 
lecture on his experiences 
covering China's pro-democ- 
racy demonstrators in Beijing. 
Kennedy was also an eyewit- 
ness to the June 3-4 massacre 
in Tiananmen and was de- 
tained by Chinese authorities. 
A questiorvand-answer pe- 
riod will be moderated by 
William B. Whiteside, Frank 
Munsey Professor of History 
emeritus. Daggett Lounge, 
Wentworth Hall. 

2:00 p.m.: Author of The 
Architecture of Bowdoin Col- 
lege Patricia McGraw Ander-. 
son hosts a walking to ur of the 
campus; The tourbeginsfrom 
the steps of Walker Art Build- 
? ing. 

8&0 p. mi: Amnesty inter- 
national at BowcJoth sponsors 
Jean Redpath, foremost 
champion and interpreter of 
traditional Scottish music in 
Pickard Theater, Memorial 
Hall. Admission is $10 for the 
public and $5 for senior citi- 
zens or students. Advance 
tickets are available at the 
Events Office. 

Sunday, October 22 

3:00 p.m.: Lucy L Bow- 
ditch 77, instructor, history of 
photography, New School for 
Social Research, New York 
gives a gallery talk in Walker 
Art Building on "O Say Can 
You See: American Photo- 
graphs, 1839-1939, One 
Hundred Years of American 
Photography from the 
George R. Rinhort Collection. ' 




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Mon. -Fri. 9:30 -5:45 Sat. 9:30 - 5:00 

October 23 

7:30 p.m.: Dr. L Lewis 
Johnson, professor of anthro- 
pology at Vassar College, 
and Dr. Margaret Winslow, 
research fellow in the depart- 
ment of earth and planetary 
science at City College of 
New York will discuss the shift- 
ing shoreline of southwestern 
Alaska in Beam Classroom. 

October 24 
4:00 p.m.: "New Direc- 
tions,* a dream by Marilyn 
VanderSchaaf of Brunswick is 
this week's Jung Seminar on 
Symbols-o? the Unconscious 
in the faculty Room, Massa- 
chusetts Hall. 

'7;30p.m. : ».*France as Seen 
Through its Advertising,* a 
lecture in French by Winston 
Brugmans, currently teaching 
at the Lycee Bel Orme in Bor- 
deaux, France, will be held In 
Lancaster Lounge, Moufton 

7;30 p.m. ;Martha A. Sand- 
weiss, director of the Mead 
Art Museum, Amherst Col- 1 
lege, presents "Undecisive 
Moments: The Narrative Tra- 
dition in Nineteenth-Century 
American Photography,' a 
slide lecture, In Kresge Audi- 
torium, V.A.C. 

9:00 p.m.: Stale Rolls, Tight 
Buns, a two-part film series on 
the images of. men in adver- 
tising is presented In Beam 
Classroom, V.A.C. 


October 25 

7:00 p.m.: Marianne and 

Juliane (The Leaden rimes), 
a 1981 /film by Margarethe 
von Trotta is this week's Gen- 
der and German Cinema film 
series presentation. The film, 
in German with English sub- 
titles, will be shown in Smith 
Auditorium, Sills Hall. 

7;30 p.m.: The East-West 
■ Quartet performs as part of 
the Avant-Garde Series per- 
formance. Admission is $4 for 
the public, $2 for senior citi- 
zens, and free with Bowdoin 

7;30 p.m.: Walkin Jim 
Stoltz, who has hiked over 
1 6,000 miles across the United 
States gives a wilderness 
multi-media show in Main 
Lounge, Moulton Union. 

9:00 !>;m. :The second film 
in a two-part series on gen- 
der roles in advertising is $M/ 
KWmg Us Softly, a fijm about 
howwomeh are portrayed in 
advertising: by Jean Kil- 
bourne. It will b© shown in 
Beam Classroom, V.A.C. i 


October 26 
4:00 p.m.: "Mammalian 
Cell Genetic Approach to 
Studying Regulation of Cho- 
lesterol Metabolism," a bio- 
chemistry seminar, will be 
presented by T.Y. Chang, 
professor of biochemistry at 
Dartmouth College in Sear- 
les Science Building. 
7:00 p.m.: Merrill Lynch 
representatives will hold an 
informational meeting in Lan- 
caster Lounge, Moulton Un- 

7:00 p. m. : I Solltl Ignotl , a 
1956 Italian film by M.- 
Monlcelli will continue the 
Italian Film Series In Smith 

Auditorium, Sills Hall. The film 
is in Italian with English sub- 


Janto's "Power of 

Original artworks prepared 
by New York artist Hrana 
Janto for the PBS series "The 
Power of Myth* will be on 
display at Hawthorne-Long- 
fellow Library through Nov. 
28. The exhibit is free to the 
public. Hours: Mon. - Sat., 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


An exhibition of paintings 
by Marvel Wynn of Yarmouth 
is on display through Octo- 
ber In Lancaster Lounge in 
Moulton Union; The exhibit 
is open to the public and is 
free of charge. 

100 Years of 

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can Photographs, 1839- 
1939. One Hundred Years of 
American Photographs from 
George R. Rinhart Collec- 
tion* will open today and 
continue through December 
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Walker Art Building. 

Bowdoin College 

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10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 
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ica that changes you. It changes the 
child in a direction in which you 
become a different kind of person." 

It was in the United States that he 
unwillingly became Americanized 
and it was here for the first time that 
he was faced with being a minority. 
Hunger of Memory is not a history 
book about Mexico, it is an autobio- 
graphic summary of the experiences 
that Rodriguez faced as a minority 
student in America. 

Andrew Wheeler ")3 said, "The 
discussion clarified many questions 
that I had in the book as Mr. Ro- 
driguez qualified affirmative action, 
bilingualism and his ordeals as a 
minority student growing up in 

Many students agreed that he 
explained himself more clearly in 
the lecture that in the book. For 
example, several students thought 
that Rodriguez was against affirma- 

tive action for all minorities regard- 
less of class. Rodriguez elaborated 
his view of affirmative action when 
he said that it was not right for 
affirmative action to only benefit 
the middle class of minorities. He 
said he hopes in the future that af- 
firmative action will aid the lower 
class of minorities. 

When asked the question, "Why 
did you decide to become a writer?", 
Rodriguez answered that he never 
chose to become a writer, it chose to 
become him. In addition to discuss- 
ing his autobiography, he was curi- 
ous to hear the reactions from the 

Rodriguez presently lives in San 
Fransisco and is frequent contribu- 
tor to the Los Angeles Times. Further- 
more, he has almost completed his 
second book about race relation- 
ships between Mexico and Califor- 
nia as well as Americanization 
among minorities in California. 



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Page 12 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 20, 1989 

"You have a very eclectic group of people 
at Merrill Lynch . . . very talented people from all over. 
And everyone brings a different set of skills to the table." 

Steve Averill, Bowdoin, 1986 
Financial Institutions Group 

Merrill Lynch Capital Markets 

invites Bowdoin seniors ' 

to attend an informal meeting and reception 

to discuss opportunities in our 

Corporate Finance Analyst Program 


Monday, October 23, 1989 

Moulton Union 

Lancaster Lounge 

7 p.m.-9 p.m. 

Friday, October 20, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 13 


Sara Wasinger *91 prepares to kick in recent women's soccer action. 
Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

Field Hockey roars to 6-2-1 
mark with undefeated week 


The Bowdoin Field Hockey team 
recently received a ranking of 8th 
in the NCAA poll, among New 
England Division III schools. Their 
excellent play, and especially 
strong defense has led them to a 6- 
2-1 record this season, with three 
games to go. 

In the last nine days, Bowdoin 
has gone 4-0-1 against strong New 
England teams. 

On Oct. 9th, versus Bates, the 
Bears shut down the Bobcats and 
won handily, 3-0. Lynn Warner '91 
achieved her second shutout of the 
season, continuing to improve her 
excellent goals against average. 
This game brought the women to 
4-2 and was a good warm up for an 
important game against number- 
one ranked USM. 

Two days later, the Huskies came 
to Brunswick with a big reputation 
and the strength to back it up. 
However, the determined Polar 
Bears gave them a good scare, 
keeping pace with the Huskies 
through double overtime, and tying 
them 1-1. Bowdoin played one of 
their best games of the season, and 
came out swinging, with Nancy 
Beverage '91 putting the Polar Bears 
on top in the first half. 

Coach LaPointe was very 
pleased with the team's perform- 
ance against the Huskies, saying 
the girls came into the game fired 

up after the Tufts win, and played 
extremely well." 

On the following Saturday, 
Bowdoin clashed sticks with 
Wesleyan, a consistently solid New 
England team. Once again, Bow- 
doin's speedy offense, solid de- 
fense and excellent goaltending led 
them to a 2-1 victory. After ex- 
changing blows in the first half, 
each team had put one goal up on 
the board. As time started to run 
out, however, Sarah Beard '92, 
knocked one home from just in- 
side the circle to give Bowdoin the 

Finally, this past Wednesday, the 
Polar Bears showed Plymouth 
State how strong they really were, 
by trouncing them 5-1. Sarah 
Clodfelter '91 led her team to vic- 
tory with a hat trick, giving her 
five goals on the season. She com- 
mented on the team's performance 
in this cold, wet but very fast game, 
saying, "we beat them speed-wise 
and skill-wise." 

Coach LaPointe was also im- 
pressed with her team's play, say- 
ing "they did a fantastic job on a 
very cold day, especially with their 
short warm-up." 

In terms of offense Sheila Car- 
roll '90 now leads the team with 
nine points, and Beverage is sec- 
ond with six. 

Be sure to catch the women at 
Pickard this Saturday, where they 
face Conn. College at 11:00 a.m. 

Women's Soccer takes two 

Polar Bears ranked second in New England Division III 


The Women's soccer team took 
two of three games on last week's 
road trip. The team improved its 
record to 7-3-1 on the year and held 
on to a tie for 2nd in the New Eng- 
land Division III polls. 

The Polar Bears opened the trip 
with a 2-1 victory over Salem State 
under the lights. Bowdoin literally 
gave the Vikings a goal in the first 
half when a bad pass by the Bears 
went into their own net. But in the 
second half, the Bears recovered to 
score two picture-perfect goals. 

Tracy Ingram '92 set up Julie Roy 
'93 for Roy's first goal of the season. 
Ingram took the ball down the right 
side toward the goal and drew the 
defense before driving a perfect pass 
across the goal mouth to Roy for an 
easy tap-in. 

With 10 minutes to play, Karen 
Crehore '90 scored on a breakaway 

to give the Bears a lead which they 
held for the remainder of the game. 
Caroline Blair-Smith '93 made seven 
saves on 11 Viking shots. The Bears 
had 1 8 shots, 1 2 of which were saved . 

Last Saturday, the Bears shut out 
Wesleyan 3-0, a game which 
blended the old and the new. 

Alicia Collins '93 scored the first 
goal of her college career at the 12 
minute markofthe first half. Collins 
headed in another excellent cross 
from Ingram. For the rest of the 
half, the Bears sat on the ball and 
had few scoring chances. 

The turning point came at the 
beginning of the second half, when 
a Cardinal forward had a breaka- 
way opportunity, but Mel Koza '91 
robbed her of a goal with an out- 
standing save. 

Coach John Cullen said, "Mel 
faced very few attacks on the day, 
but that one save may have won the 
game for us, as it prevented 

Wesleyan from tying it." 

Koza finished the day with five 

Sarah Russell '91 scored off a 
doubleassist at the 1 7 minute mark. 
Kathleen Devaney '90 drove a free 
kick to Crehore who headed to 
Russell for the shot. Jen Cain '93 
iced the game with two minutes to 
play on a rebound of a Roy shot. 

Bowdoin closed the trip with a 2- 
loss at the hands of Connecticut 
College. The Camels scored once in 
each half for the victory. 

Cullen cited the Camels strong 
defense as the key, though hecalled 
it "a very even game." He added, 
"Both teams had three or four good 
scoring chances. Their two best 
shots went in and ours didn't." 

The Bears are tied with E. Con- 
necticut for second in New Eng- 
land. They host theonly team ahead 
of them, Plymouth St., tomorrow at 

Lord Jeffs level Bears on gridiron 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

The score doesn't always tell the 
whole story. That was the case last 
Saturday, when the Bears fell to 
Amherst 29-7. 

Most of the points the Lord Jeffs 
tallied were the result of the big 
play, not sustained drives. 

The big play keyed the first score. 
Fiveminutesintothegame, Amherst 
linebacker Erik Strid picked off a 
Mike Kirch '90 pass and returned it 
14 yards for a quick seven. 

The Polar Bear offense took the 
field once again. A penalty for ille- 
gal procedure sef them back with a 
third and 12 situation, and unable 
to get the first down, Bowdoin was 
forced to punt. 

With a big 39 yard gain on the 
first play of their second drive, 
Amherst was in Bowdoin territory, 
at the 30 yard line. The Lord Jeffs 
had little success running the ball, 
picking up only a few yards here 
and there. 

"That has always been one of our 
strengths," said co-captain Rick 
Arena '90. "We have the guys up 
front, and all year we've done a 
good job against the run." 

Another big pass play gave the 

Williams slips by runners at NESCAC 


The long awaited clash between 
cross-country powerhouses Bow- 
doin and Williams took place last 
Saturday at Amherst in the NES- 
CAC meet. Each team reached to 
the edges of their ability. When it 
was over, Bowdoin fell only eight 
points short of favored Williams 
with stellar performances from each 

In a thrilling race, Eileen Hunt '93 
broke the tape for Bowdoin, an 
uncommon occurrence for a rookie. 
Over the last six hundred yards, it 
was Hunt and Williams' Anne Piatt, 
neither more than a .foot ahead of 

the other. Then Hunt turned up the 
burners in the last 80 meters for the 

Filling in the NESCAC top ten 
were Karen Fields '93 in eighth, 
Margaret Heron '91 in ninth, and 
Marilyn Fredey '91 in tenth, all 
within seconds. 

Fields and Fredey exhibited text- 
book team running as they pulled 
each other to the line only seconds 
ahead of a Williams runner. 

Continuing her remarkable im- 
provement was Ashley Wernher '93, 
who finished 19thoutof 70 runners. 

Not far behind was classmate 
Kara Piersol in 25th, producing 
another excellent rookie perform- 


Captain Jess Gaylord '89 also ran 
a solid race to finish 35th, seventh - f 
for the team. { i 

'^Bowdoin really rose to the com\ 
petition," said Coach Peter Slov- <j~V* 

Amherst offense first and goal from 
the Bowdoin six yard line. They 
inched their way to the goal line, 
and quarterback Sean Foley ran in 
for the score from the one. Amherst 
had now taken a 14-0 lead. 

The Bears showed some sparkle 
on the kickoff return. Freshman 
Eric LaPlaca wowed everyone with 
a 60 yard return, and he nearly broke 
loose for the touchdown. 

LaPlaca's return gave Bowdoin 
excellent field position at the 
Amherst 24 yard line. The offense 
drove all the way to the Amherst 
three to start the second quarter. 

Three points wouldn't have 
helped much here,and the Bears 
went for it on fourth and one. Sopho- 
more Jim LeClair was caught be- 
hind the line of scrimmage, and 
Amherst took over, backed deep in 
their own end zone. 

Neitherteam wasabletodomuch 
the rest of the quarter. With only 
2:16 left to go in the half, Amherst 
took over at their own 47. They 
were unable to get the first down, 
and got set for what looked like a 
routine punt. 

The Lord Jeffs then showed a little 
razzle-dazzle as they perfectly exe- 
cuted a fake punt. Safety Omar 
Brown ran in 49 yards for the score 
to give Amherst an overwhelming 
21-0 halftime lead, which began to 
close the doors on the Bears. 

The Lord Jeffs only had the ball 54 

secondsat the beginning of the third 
quarter when sophomore Mike 
Webber picked off Stephen Bishop's 
pass and returned it to Bowdoin's 

The offense was not able to capi- 
talize, however, and had to punt. 

Bowdoin's lone score came late in 
the third quarter. Tom Bilodeau '90 
picked up his second touchdown of 
the season on a 14 yard pass from 

It was looking a little brighter for 
Coach Howard Vandersea's squad, 
as they were down by only two 
scores with over a quarter to play. 

Amherst answered Bowdoin's 
touchdown with one of their own 
early in the fourth quarter to dash 
the Bears' hopes. 

After taking over at midfield. 
Rusher Paul Rcbuck ran in for the 
score from the three. Amherst 
picked up two points to give them a 
29-7 lead, which would be the final 

Some impressive defensive stats 
were posted, as Scott Wilkin '90 
made 1 1 solo tackles and registered 
one sack and three tackles for a loss. 
Linebacker Steve Cootey '91 also 
had a very good day, as he had 16 
tackles, one sack, and broke up a 

Arena turned in another strong 
performance with seven solo tack- 
les and a sack. Webber picked off 
(Continued on page 15) 

enski. "Williams was favored and 
they had to run a perfect race to beat 
us by eight points. They had the 
lowest winning score in ten years." 
Now ranked 11th among Divi- 
sion III teams nationally, the women 
will racein the MAIAW State Meet 
at home. 

Start your Homecoming week- 
end off by cheering the Bowdoin 
team at 11 a.m. by the Farley Field 

Linksters wrap up season 

Thegolf team finished 38th in a 
rfcirge field at the New England 
Championships in NewSeabury, 

%*The team was again led by Steve 
Mitchell '90 who shot a 159 over 
two days. Alex Ruttenberg '91 
carded a 180 for the Bears, finish- 
ing second on the team. 

Coach Terry Meagher's link- 
sters shot a combined 715, over a 

tough course. 

The field included all divisions, 
with many scholarship players 
out on the course. 

Gary Rencurrell of Central 
Conn. College led his team to the 
championship by winning the 
ind ividual honors with a 1 44. The 
Central Conn, squad crusied to 
victory by 19 shots over second 
place Bryant. 

Page 14 

The Bowdojn Orient 

Friday, October 20, 1989 

Polar Bear Spotlight 

Robarts sparks soccer as super sub 


Tuesday, Sept. 26-and the 
men's soccer team looks on in 
disbelief as starting stopper Pat 
Hopkins '92, playing in his first 
game of the year, is writhing on 
the wet, muddy turf in agony 
having injured his knee. 

Head Coach Tim Gilbride, 
while concerned for Hopkin's 
health, can confidently turn and 
tell Andy Robarts '90 to warm 
up because he will replace 
Hopkins at stopper. 

Gilbride's decision was an 
easy one; for three years he has 
been able to turn to his bench 
and find Robarts ready to play 
when the defense, or the team, 
needed a boost. 

"Andy is a player that coaches 
and the team can appreciate, 
but that the general public may 
not appreciate as much because 
he doesn't start," commented 
Gilbride. "But he is as instru- 
mental as anybody to our team's 

Robarts enters the game, 
which is scoreless, and must 
now fend off the relentless at- 
tack of USM as stopper. Ro- 
barts is accustomed to his role 
of coming off the bench. He 
sees himself as an "extra de- 
fenseman who is able to come 
off the bench and do anything 
to fire up the team." 

Robarts brings experience to 
the defense because it is a posi- 
tion he has always played. 

"I started playing soccer 
when I was ten years old in 
Cairo, Egypt, where my family 
lived at the time. Soccer was 
the national sport and my 
school didn't have a football 
team, so I played soccer," he 


Robarts continued playing 
when he returned to the East 
Coast where he was captain of 
his high school soccer and base- 
ball teams, and also played bas- 

Robarts played baseball for 
Bowdoin until the middle of his 

sophomore year. He quit for many 
reasons, including his studies. 

"Playing two sports is tough; I 
admire those who can play more 
than two sports and still keep their 
grades up," Robarts said. "It is a 
shame that I had to make a decision 
(to quite soccer or baseball), but I 
decided that I've always enjoyed 
playing soccer a little more." 

Led by Robart's competitiveness, 
the Bears begin to take control of the 
USM game. The defense has kept 
the game scoreless so the Bears are 
in good position to take control. 

G.ilbride says, "He brings an ag- 
gressiveness and single-minded- 
ness into the game which the de- 
fense sometimes really needs; he 
sets the tone for the defense. " 

Late in the first half, striker Lance 
Conrad scores to put Bowdoin 
ahead 1-0; the game is fun again. 

"He has such a determined look 
on his face that you know he loves 
being out there and that he will give 
100 percent," says tri-captain Dirk 
Asherman '90 

Robarts sees soccer at Bowdoin 
as "a way of being active and being 
part of a group. Its a good way to 
get to know someone." He enjoys 
being part of the team. 

"It's a good feeling at the end of a 
scrimmage knowing that you are 
giving it your best, but when its 
over your opponent is still your 
friend," he says. 

Off the field, Robarts is a Euro- 
pean History major and govern- 
ment minor and looks forward to 
going to Europe for year after 
graduation to both study and 

"I've always seen the names and 
places in the books; now I want to 
go over and see them," Robarts 

Back on the field, Robarts' in- 
tensity has led the defense to a 1- 
shutout over USM as the Bears, 
with Robarts playing the entire 
second half as stopper, limit USM 
to only three second half shots. 
"When he is on the field, he is the 
most intense person out there; 
sometimes, he can't hear me yell- 
ing at him from ten feet away," 
said starting sweeper Steve 

"He is definitely a player you 
notice; he is always in the middle 
of the action," adds teammate 
Mike Trucano. 

Robarts proves again that he is 
invaluable as a player who comes 
off the bench and gives the team 
the "fire" it needs. 

Asherman said it best when he 
describes Robarts in the USM win, 
"He came in for Pat and took over." 

It is a sure bet that Robarts will 
be ready to play because as Gilbr- 
ide sums up, "Andy is a self sacri- 
ficing player who gives it his all at 
all times." 

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ORIENT Asst. Sports Editor 

The women's tennis team had a 
rough week as they geared up for 
this weekend's New England Cham- 
pionships. The squad participated 
in the Maine State Championships 
last weekend, finishing third out of 
four teams and their regu- 

lar season with a tough loss to Colby. 

The performance in the state 
championships, finishing behind 
Colby and Bates, "didn't go as well 
as expected," according to Coach 
Paul Baker. The big disappointment 
was the loss to Bates, who the Bears 
handled easily (6-3) only four days 

The only Bears to reach the finals 
were the doubles team of Erika 
Gustafson '90 and Heidi Wallenfels 
'91, who were defeated 6-3, 6-2, bya 
Colby pair. 

Wallenfels, who figured to have a 
good shot at the singles title, turned 

her ankle in a quarterfinal win, 
which effectively finished her hopes 
for an appearance in the finals. 

"We can't measure our season by 
one match," Baker said. "The Maine 
State was no indication of the type 
of play we're capable of." ' 

Last Tuesday, the squad put up 
their best effort of the three matches 
against Colby this season, falling to 
the White Mules 6-3. Gustafson had 
an outstanding match in a 6-1,6-1 
victory over Colby's fop ranked 
player who had won the State singles 
title two days previous. Alison 
Vargas '93 and Jen Grimes '90 also 
had singles wins for Baker's team. 

The team peaked last year in the 
New England's, finishing a re- 
spectable ninth, and Baker is look- 
ing for a repeat performance. The 
Bears are competing this weekend 
at Amherst against 25 other teams, 
and Coach Baker hopes that they 
"can rock the boat a little." 



Women's JV Soccer vs. St. Joseph's 9:00 a.m. 


Field Hockey vs. Conn. College 11:00 p.m. (Pickard) 

Men's Soccer vs. Colby 11:00 a.m. (Pickard) 

Men's JV Soccer vs. Colby 11:00 a.m. (Pickard) 

Women's Cross Country 11. -00 a.m. 

MAIAW State Meet 

Men's Cross Country 12:00 p.m. 

State of Maine Invitational 

Women's Soccer vs. Plymouth State 12:00 p.m. 


Football vs. Tufts 1:30 p.m. (Whittier Held) 


Field Hockey vs. Colby 3:30 p.m. 

JV. Hockey vs. Colby 3:30 p.m. 


Women's Soccer vs. Bates 2:30 p.m. 

Harriers snag sixth place 


Last Saturday began as a beauti- 
ful sunny day on the Amherst Col- 
lege campus, but the sun quickly 
disappeared as the day became rainy 
and overcast. Like the weather, the 
race took several unexpected twists 
and turns which kept the male har- 
riers from achieving what they had 

The men finished with 152 points, 
a score which put them sixth out of 
ten teams behind Bates (29), Colby 
(83), Tufts (83), Wesleyan (122), and 
Middlebury (125). 

"We improved from nineth last 
year to sixth this year, but we were 
disappointed," said Coach Peter 

Slovenski's disappointment 
stemmed from his two front run- 
ners encountering some difficulties 
during the race. 

Freshman Sam Sharkey ran an 
excellent race, finishing in the top 
20 of the field of 67 runners. An 
error by Sharkey involving a wrong 
turn around a flag on the course 
ended up in his eventual disqualifi- 

Tri-captain John Dougherty '91 
then became the number one fin- 
isher for the male harriers. His final 
time of 2709 put him 19th overall in 
the race. Dougherty has been run- 
ning consistently well 

"John had a great race," said team- 
mate Marty Malague '90. 

The second Bowdoin runner in- 
cluded in the scoring was tri-cap- 

tain Malague who was close on the 
heels of Dougherty. A 27:13 gave 
Malague a 21st place finish. 

Junior tri-captain Lance Hickey 
started the race well, taking off with 
the leaders of the race. He unfortu- 
nately fell down in the middle of the 
eight kilometer race, a fall which he 
never fully recovered from. Despite 
his fall, Hickey still produced a good 
race as the third man for the Polar 
Bears. He finished in 27th with a 
time of 2727. 

Bill Callahan '92 finished a strong 
race in 27:46. Callahan has also been 
running consistently well this sea- 
son. His final place in the race was 

The Bowdoin fifth man, Dan 
Gallagher '92, ran an excellent race 
in the very competitive NESCAC 
field. He was 51st overall. 

Rob McDowell '91 in 53rd place 
was not far behind Gallagher. 
McDowell's contribution to the 
team topped off the overall good 
performance of the men's team. 

The men's cross country team is 
hoping to overcome this disappoint- 
ing performance at the NESCAC 
Championships by challenging the 
competition at the Maine State Meet 
this upcoming weekend. 

Coach Slovenski stated that he 
hoped his team would be "much 
closer to Bates and Colby this week." 

The meet will be held here at 
Bowdoin on Sat., Oct. 21 at 12:00 
p.m. This will be a big meet for the 
male harrier's, so come out a cheer 
the Bowdoin team to a great race. 

Friday, October 20, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 15 

One Hundred Years Ago... 

Homecoming game stirs up echoes of past 

It has been a century now that the Bowdoin 
football team stepped on to the field for their first 
game. The Polar Bears face the Tufts Jumbos 
tomorrow, the first team they ever played. 

Quite a bit has changed since the gridders 
opened their season on a baseball field in 
Portland. Bowdoin lost that game 8-4, a score that 
seems more likely to occur in baseball than 

But with that first game, the football team 
started a tradition that would continue for a great 
many years. 

Football was the most popular sport at Bow- 
doin, with 10,000 fans, some sitting in trees 
because there was no other place to watch the 
game, turning out to see the Bears play. 

Reprinted here is a copy of the coverage just as 
it appeared Oct. 30, 1889 in the Bowdoin Orient. 


Vol. XIX. 


No. 8. 




The Bowdoins met the Tufts on the Port- 
land base-ball grounds, Saturday afternoon, 
and were defeated in a very close and excit- 
ing game by a score of 8 to 4. 

The game was called at 2.45, and the 
Tufts had the kick off. The Bowdoins were 
rather inexperienced and the Tufts rushed 
the ball down the field and scored a touch- 
down. Then they punted out for a fair 
catch, but they dribbled and they rushed it 
across again securing their second and last 
touch-down. From this point on the Bow- 
doins braced up a.nd played a fine game. 
They worked the ball up towards the Tufts 
goal, and fine runs were made by W. Hilton 
and Packard, Hilton finally securing a touch- 
down, from which Andrews failed to kick a 
goal. The Tufts then worked the ball back 
into Bowdoin's territory and would probably 
have secured a touch-down if time had not 
been called, Captain Powell of the Tufts 
doing particularly fine work. In the second 
half of the game Bowdoin rushed the ball 


well down toward Tufts goal and lost the 
ball to Tufts, who in their turn worked 
the ball up to within a few feet of the Bow- 
doin goal. The ball was then lost to the 
Tufts through carelessness, and Bowdoin in 
the last few minutes rushed it way down 
nearly to the Tufts goal, Haskell, Packard, 
and Kempton doing great work. The feat- 
ures of the game was the playing of the 
backs on both sides, the rushing tactics of 
the Tufts rush line. Much praise is due to 
Haskell, who captained our team in fine 
shape and play€(l\a strong game. Andrews 
and Parker were injured, and Kempton and 
Carlton took their places. The best indi- 
vidual playing was done by Powell, Stover, 
and Rose for the Tufts, and Haskell, Packard, 
VV. Hilton, Sears, and Kempton for Bowdoin. 
The teams were made up as follows : 


Cunningham, Snow, Foster, Lane, William*. 
Urowti, Uickock, rushers ; Hose, quarter- back ; 
Powell, Stover, half-backs; Edmunds, lull-hack. 


Freeman, Downcs, Foss, Haskell. Tarkcr. Carl- 
ton; Hastings, Scars, rushers; K. Hilton, quarter- 
back; \V. Hilton, l'ackard, half-backs; Andrews, 
Kempton, full-backs. 

Men's soccer suffers two key losses 


The men's soccer team had a 
golden opportunity to put itself back 
into the playoff picture with two 
games last week against Division I 
University of Maine and the best of 
Division III Williams. 

The team began the week at 4-2-1 
but their two losses were to key 
ECAC and NESCAC foes. There- 
fore the Polar Bears needed an upset 
of a strong team to regain respecta- 
bility in the eyes of the playoff com- 

On Wednesday, the Bears hosted 
the Black Bears of UMO who came 
in 6-4-2. The game began auspi- 
ciously as the driving rains that had 
prevailed all morning let up at 
gametime; nonetheless, the field 
was wet and the wind made for a 
cold, uncomfortable day. 

The Bears tested the UMO keeper 
with two solid shots on one of the 
corner kicks, but he was equal to the 
task, deflecting the first and then 
smothering the rebound. At about 
the 15 minute mark, UMO took 
control of the game and forced the 
Bears into a defensive posture. 
UMO, despite controlling pl%y, was 
not getting off many shots and the 
few they had were not on net. 

The first half ended scoreless as 
the Bears' defense was able to clear 
the dangerous opportunities created 
by the Black Bears. 

The second half picked up where 
the first half led off. UMO domi- 
nated the Bears. The Bears offen- 
sive opportunities were limited to 
long passes up to their strikers who 

then faced three UMO defenders on 
their own. UMO on the other hand, 
had many chances where they out- 
numbered Bowdoin defenders, but 
their efforts were stalled by strong 

Their few shots were dangerous 
and Bruce Wilson '90 made several 
sure hands saves of the wet ball. 
Late in the game, one could sense 
that the Bears would have to hope 
for a tie because their offense was 
nonexistent. They also seemed to 
be tiring from the constant pressure 
heaped on them by UMO. 

The Bears surprised UMO by 
getting a few good scoring chances, 
but they were unable to score. 

In overtime, the Black Bears fi- 
nally capitalized on their constant 
pressure. After a Bowdoin clearing 
pass was deflected into the box, a 
wide open UMO striker blasted a 
shot past Wilson who had no chance 
on the play. UMO added an insur- 
ance goal eight minutes late on a 
"picture perfect" comer kick play 
for the final of 2-0. 

"We played tough for 90 minutes 
but didn't give it our all in over- 
time," said tri-captain Dirk Asher- 
man '90. 

The Bears looked to recover at 
Williams. The Ephmen beat the 
Bears twice last year by identical 3- 
scores; the second game being the 
first round of the playoff. Again the 
Bears came away empty in a game 
best described as ugly, 8-2. 

The Bears started strong when 
tri-captain Chris Garbaccio '90 
scored his fourth goal of the season 
on assists from Asherman and Amin 

Khadurri '91 three minutes into the 
game. The assist was Asherman's 
seventh, tying the single season 
mark by an individual. 

Williams evened the score and 
went ahead on several disputed 
calls. Williams' forward Rob Lake 
scored after the Bears believed he 
pushed off his defender to free 
himself. The Bears were hardly 
through arguing when Williams 
scored again. They added one more 
before the half for a 3-1 lead. 

The Bears came out aggressively 
at the start of the second half, but 
their pressure came up empty and 
when the referees awarded an indi- 
rect kick to Williams close to the 
Bears net, Williams put the game 
away with their fourth goal. 

They then scored twice more 
within five minutes to add insult to 
injury. The Bears second goal was 
scored by Pat Hopkins '92 on an 
assist by Andy Robarts '90 to cut the 
lead to 7-2. The assist was Robarts' 
first career point. 

For the season, the Bears 
their record stands at a disappoint- 
ing 4-4-1 . 

"We've got to put this game out 
of our heads and concentrate on our 
next game. Our goal now is to go 5- 
for the rest of the season," said 
Asherman. 'The playoffs are unre- 
alistic, but if we go 5-0 then we 
know we did our best and we still 
might have a shot." 

The Bears host Colby tomorrow 
at 11:00 a.m. for homecoming. The 
Bears beat Colby 4-0 a year ago for a 
sweet victory in this bitter rivalry. 

Spikers stun Stonehill 


While most of us were playing 
host to our parents last weekend, 
the women's volleyball team was 
on the road again. 

The Polar Bears played in the 
Southeastern Massachusetts Uni- 
versity Invitational. They put on an 
impressive performance, taking a 
3-1 preliminary record into the fi- 
nals, and coming out with a victory 
over Stonehill. 

In the first round, Bowdoin faced 
Wheaton College and won impres- 
sively, 15-3, 15-5. In the second 
round, the Bears again proved their 
ability, beating UMaine-Presque Isle 
15-3,15-3. These two early victories 
seemed to pull the team together. 

The third match did not go quite 
as well, as the women battled 
Stonehill for the first time and lost 
in three games, 6-15, 15-13, 10-15. 
The fourth round was a cross-over 
round in which Bowdoin faced the 
best team in the other bracket. Here, 
they beat UMaine-Farmington 15- 

8, 15-4. This victory enabled the 
Bears to advance to the finals to take 
on Stonehill again. 

The final round was a best-of-f ive 
match, and the Bears camethrough, 
beating Stonehill in three straight, 
1 5-1 2, 1 5-7, 1 5-8. The women played 
very well in this match as they cap- 
tured their first away tournament 

Coach Lynn Ruddy was very 
happy with the team's performance 
this week. "Things finally came 
together," she said. "Everyone 
played to the best of their^ability at 
the same time, and when we do 
that, our team is very hard to beat." 

In the latest' New England Vol- 
leyball Coaches' Poll, Bowdoin re- 
turned to the top ten, this time in the 
number nine position. If they con- 
tinue their winning ways, the team 
will hopefully get a bid to the NI AC 
tournament in November. 

This Saturday, the women will 
again journey to Massachusetts, 
where they face Wellesley and 
Amherst at Wellesley. 

Tom Bilodeau "90 scores the only Polar Bear TD in Saturday's loss. 
Photo by Annalisa Schmorlei tz. 


(Continued from page 13) 

two passes, bringing his total to three 
for the season. 

The 0-3-1 Polar Bears will be 
hosting the Jumbos of Tufts for 
Homecoming weekend. 

The Jumbos feature three runners 
in the NESCAC top ten. 

"They use the wishbone, and will 
be running about 99 percent of the 
time," said Arena. "We play our 

best against the run, and we're 
going to watch fotf the pass, because 
if we're not careful, they'll surprise 

Mike Cavanaugh '90 and Sean 
Shechan '91 , two key offensive start- 
ers who were injured in Saturday's 
game, are doubtful to play against 

Game time is set for 1:30 p.m. at 
Whitticr field. 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, October 20, 1989 


The Bowdoin || Orient 

The Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly in the United States 

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A word to the doubter 

Perhaps the most frequently asked 
question on the Bowdoin cam- 
pus is "What are we gonna do to- 
night?" And the most frequently 
heard answer to that question is "I don't 
know. There's never anything to do 
here." And if there isn't alcohol avail- 
able, why go, right? 

We think the people who have these 
discussions must be living under a rock 
or else are just permanently grouchy. 
This year, we have noticed more variety, 
more choice and more quality in the 
"things to do" category around campus, 
and we applaud the efforts of the many 
individuals and groups who have made 
this possible. 

The Student Union Committee stands 
out this year as one of the groups respon- 
sible for many of these great activities. 
Livingston Taylor will play here after 
Fall Break, continuing an impressive 
scries of concerts. Already this semester 
we have seen Phish, Scruffy the Cat, De- 
vonsquare and the I-Tones, to name a 
few. And if our journalistically-trained 
sharp ears serve us correctly, then we 
have much to look forward to in the 
second half of the semester in terms of 
concerts. (But SUC's secrets are safe with 
us for now.) 

Bu t, the doubter says, I don't like these 
kinds of music. Is jazz your thing, then? 
SUC; along with Alumni Relations and 
the Department of Music, has managed 
to get one of the world's foremost jazz 
musicians — Milt Jackson — to come 
into 'Maine this weekend. And SUC 
doesn't have a corner on the concert 
scene anyway. The Pub, for example, is 
sponsoring a Blues and Folk Festival in 
coming weekends. 

But music isn't your thing? There have 
been plenty of other performances to 
take advantage of: plays, hypnotists, a 
great series of films from the Bowdoin 

Film and Video Society. Surely everyone 
can find something to tickle his or her 

It also seems that the academic options 
are more frequent than ever. Looking at 
this week's calendar, one can go listen to 
lectures on photography, psychology, 
French, and biochemistry, as well as a 
wilderness multi-media show, walking 
architectural tours of the campus, and a 
variety of other options. The doubter 
whines, "But I'm not interested in any of 
those things." To which we say, how 
would you know if you don't try them? 
With few exceptions, none of these events 
which have taken place were well 
attended. Carpe diem, folks! When will 
you have these opportunities again? 

Recent events like the Mock Rape Trial 
demonstrate that Bowdoin is no longer 
afraid to try innovative and bold ap- 
proaches to serious issues. Who wouldn't 
agree that the mock trial was more inter- 
esting, more exciting and more educa- 
tional than five seminars on the subject? 

To the doubter, who has heard this 

long list and still manages to whine that 
there is nothing to do here, we say this: if 
you can't find it here on campus, then 
why don't you get involved with a group 
and bring whatever it is that is lacking to 
Bowdoin. Anyone who has ideas about 
possible bands, visitors and programs 
that they think the Bowdoin campus 
would enjoy or benefit from should seek 
the appropriate group and present their 
idea. Campus organizations are for stu- 
dents to give their input; they don't work 
without ideas. Rather than complain, go 
out and work to bring what you think 
would be good to Bowdoin. 

The semester thus far has been packed 
with an unprecedented number of great 
programs of all types. To all those who 
have worked so hard: good work, and 
keep it up! 

"The College exercises no control over the content of the student writings contained 
herein, and neither it , nor the faculty assumes any responsibility for the views 

expressed herein." 

Michael Townsend '90. ..Editor in Chief 
Kathryn Nanovic '90... Assistant Editor 

Tanya Weinstein '90. ..News Editor 
Sharon Hayes *92...Asst. News Editor 
Dave Wilby '91...Asst . Sports Editor 
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Tamara Dassanayake "90.. .Senior Editor 
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Letters to the Editor 

Constitutional protection is necessary 

To the Editor: 

Asattorney for thedefendant, I'm disturbed 
to learn that some students, disappointed in 
the verdict at the recent simulated rape trial, 
have responded by attacking the constitu- 
tional protections fundamental to our legal 

These protections prevent the unbridled 
abuse o{ power by the State. Recently, we 
were all provided with an example of how a 
government unchecked by the defendant's 

right to a fair trial dealt with dissident stu- 
dents in China. 

It is always tempting to overlook the prin- 
ciples of justice embod ied in our constitution 
when they seem to stand in the way of press- 
ing social and political goals. But, without 
constitutional protection, all our rights and 
goals are threatened. 

Judith W. Andrucki, Esq. 
Isaacson & Raymond, P.A. 

Traditional songs need re-arRanging 

To the Editor: , 

Lack of originality reeks of apathy. We 
abhor the rewriting of traditional Bowdoin 
songs as a lazy (read apathetic)' way of ad- 
dressing Bowdoin's long standing need for 
new, creative fight songs. To fill this need we 
have composed this new, imaginative, and 
Dionysian homage to life at Bowdoin. 
Alone and Deranged 

(sung to the tune of "Home on the Range") 
Alone, alone and deranged, 
Lwing in the house of the strange. 
Where seldom is heard, 
an intelligent word, 

And our eyes are all cloudy all day-eeeee! 
David A. Shacter '89 
Damon G. Guterman '89 
Apathy House Alumni 

College should preserve environmental assets 

To the Editor: 

The college is now experiencing an in- 
creasing deficit of great proportion. As a re- 
sponse, there presentlyare and will continue 
to be cutbacks in the college's budget such as 
limited custodial services. Though these cut- 
backs leave alone the necessities of the cam- 
pus, such as electricity, security, and health 
care, academics are not excluded as targets as 
both actual and potential department cut- 
backs in the way of faculty are testimony to. 
The question that comes to mind when trying 
to address and /or relieve some of the pres- 
sure of this problem is 'where are we spend- 
ing the most money and how can this be lim- 

In more abstract times, that answer may 
have been blowing in the wind'. In recent 
though more idealistic times, that answer 
could have been sought 'under the pines'. 
But today, in the face of inevitable tuition 
hikes and seemingly conscienceless acts of 
environmental destruction, that answer is 
exhibited rain or shine between Clea veland 
and Winthrop Halls. The answer to where a 
great deal of the college's money is going, not 
out of necessity but out of desire, is expan- 

The college, already in debt, continues to 
plod along with its eagerly capital-consum- 
ing science center, and eyes a student center 
where many of the remaining pines stand in 
dire silence. The trees cannot speak, but we as 

a student body can. The proposed student 
center would take nearly as much financing 
to build as the science center/post-pine pot- 
hole will have once completed. Beyond ex- 
travagant tuition hikes and already-tapped 
alumnus support, where will the college ac- 
quire the necessary capital? There is talk of 
selling Coleman Farms, a piece of coastal land 
ideal both for developers and conservational- 
ists, which the college presently owns. Will 
the college follow through with the stand it 
has taken thus far on issues of environmental 
impact and work toward the environment's 
destruction without informing the rest of the 
college community, past or present, of its 
intentions? Or will it act responsibly and rea- 
sonably by preserving its environmental as- 
sets and saving the necessary money through 
more acts of conservation and fewer of expan- 
sion? Bowdoin has been referred to as the 
"Harvard of the North"; its intellectual and 
academic potential only enhanced by its set- 
ting in a more hands-on natural environment 
lending itself to greater involvement and co- 
existence with the natural world than its 
Bostonian "counterpart". Liquidating natu- 
ral assets in the tin-plated name of progress 
takes away the very vitality of the natural 
spirit which brings past, present, and future 
students here each season. There can be no 
further compromise at the expense of the en- 
vironment: we have built too much already. 
John Simko 

Friday, October 20, 1989 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 19 


Of covert crooks and Coca-Cola 

The Left Fielder 
Colin Sample 

Oh dear! Once again a Demo- 
crat has missed the point. No 
wonder they lose all the elections 
these days! 

Adam Samaha's letter of last 
week suggests that we would be 
jumping the gun by writing let- 
ters of support to Barney Frank. 
Wait for the law to take its course, 
he says, and the guilty will pay 
for their crimes while the inno- 
cent are exonerated. If Frank is 
guilty, then let him swing from 
the same tree where so recently 
Oliver North was hanged. 

But is Representative Frank re- 
ceiving due process when the 
press and the right wing are call- 
ing for his resignation before any 
official investigation has begun? 
Of course not! They want Frank 
to disappear because they find 
his conduct "immoral" and em- 
barrassing, not because they have 
shown that he broke any laws or 
rules. If Barney Frank did know 
all along about the prostitution 
ring being run out of his base- 
ment, then of course he will have 
to go. But until that is proven, he 
deserves to know that at least a 
few people do not want to see 
him driven out of congress by a 
prudish and homophobic con- 
demnation of his private life. 

On a slightly different note, 

anyone still naive enough to believe 
that Oliver North "paid for his 
crimes" should be obligated to read 
Frances Fitzgerald's stunning ac- 
count of the North trial in The New 
Yorker (16 Oct., 1989). Hers is a sor- 
did story, a glimpse into an incom- 
prehensible muddle of lies, deceit, 
and fantasy worlds of foreign pol- 
icy. The process of the trial was 
admittedly important, in so far as it 
showed that an official of the "na- 
tional security" apparatus could at 
least be held accountable to the 
people for some of his actions. Yet it 
was also a nonsensical charade, in 
that North could not even be tried 
for the fundamental charge of di- 
verting money into the coffers of 
the Nicaraguan contras after the 
Boland Amendment had made such 
support clearly illegal. That he and 
others did so is obvious. But be- 
cause the Justice Department would 
not release enough classified infor- 
mation to give North a fair trial, the 
charge could not be brought against 
him in a court of law. As Fitzgerald 
puts it, "the implication is that if 
national-security officials commit 
crimes that are important enough 
they cannot be tried for them . A nd i f 
they commit only important crimes 
they cannot be tried at all." 

The extent of the squalid web of 
deceit spun around the covert ac- 
tivities of the National Security 
Council is revealed to the Bowdoin 
community by the part played in it 
by one of our own. Thomas Picker- 
ing '53, U.S. Ambassador to the 
United Nations and former Ambas- 

sador to El Salvador, spoke here last 
Friday. Both President Reagan and 
President Bush, he told us, have 
given their warmest wishes of suc- 
cess to Secretary Gorbachev in his 
program of perestroika, and he him- 
self hopes to help lead the U.N. out 
of the era of ideological conflict. But 
while Pickering was working for 
Reagan as Ambassador to El Salva- 
dor he seems to have been involved 
in heating up the Cold War. Ac- 
cording to Fitzgerald, Pickering 
received two telegrams in January, 
1985, from the head of the U.S. Mili- 
tary Group in El Salvador, inform- 
ing him that a Cuban-American 
named Felix Rodriguez was being 
sent by Oliver North to assist the 
contrasin Honduras. Rodriguez isa 
close friend of current Ambassador 
to South Korea Donald Gregg, 
whose testimony reveals that he 
knew even then about North's di- 
version of military funds to the 
contras. It was Gregg who first rec- 
ommended Rodriguez to Mr. Pick- 
ering. Now The Boland Amend- 
ment, which prohibited direct and 
indirect military assistance to the 
contras, was passed by Congress in 
October of 1984. Why, then, did 
Pickering not alert his superiors in 
the White House to the fact that 
Oliver North seemed to be running 
a secret and illegal war in Central 
America? The answer is obvious: 
they already knew. North was 
merely carrying out the general will 
of an Administration whose Presi- 
dent once privately said, 'It is so 
far-fetched to imagine that a Com- 

munist government like that would 
make any reasonable deal with us, 
but if it is to get the Congress to 
support the anti-Sandinistas, then 
(negotiations) can be helpful." 

The clear implication of the evi- 
dence compiled by Fitzgerald is that 
nearly everyone in Reagan's White 
House, including President Bush, 
either knew in at least some general 
way about North's illegal activities 
or lied to Congress and the press in 
order to cover for the lies of other 
officials once the scam became 
public. There is a lesson here under- 
neath the tangle of lies, half-truths, 
and spy-novel scenarios. The demo- 
cratic process in this country cannot 
function if the executive branch is 
allowed to conduct covert foreign 
policy under the guise of "national 
security." Making waris,according 
to the Constitution, the business of 
the elected members of Congress. 
When that power is usurped by the 
President and his minions, we cease 
to live in a government of, by, and 
for the people. n 

While we're on the topic of the 
Cold War, just who let it into Mor- 
rell Gymnasium anyway? Mary 
Inman, student speaker at the James 
Bowdoin Day ceremonies, informed 
us there that Americans are more 
free than Soviet citizens because we 
can have Coca-Cola whenever we 
want it. They, on the other hand, 
must ask American tourists to pur- 
chase that essential beverage for 
them. So? We can't buy Cuban ci- 
gars. Who's got the better end of the 

There may well be reasons why 
a large part of Americans live a 
freer life than their Soviet counter- 
parts, but our consumer culture is 
most certainly not such a reason. 
It is certainly true that many of us 
have the economic capability to 
satisfy our desires, but just where 
did we get that thirst for Coke 
which we can so freely satisfy? It 
was given us by the little minds of 
the advertising industry, which 
gallops along turning Americans 
into homogenous economic units 
who produce and consume the 
useless goods of advanced capi- 
talist culture while people around 
the world and under our very 
noses starve and freeze to death 
and the ecological structure of the 
planet is ripped asunder. Freedom, 
whatever it is, has naught to do 
with Coca-Cola. The notion that it 
docs, that weare free because "we" 
have seven bright and shining 
brandsofdetergent tochooscfrom 
while "they" have to stand list- 
lessly in a line stretching around 
the block for just one grey and 
boring brand, has been for too 
long a mainstay of the Cold War 
that so threatens what freedom 
we do have as Americans and as 
members of the human commu- 
nity. The private and illegal war 
conducted against "Communism" 
in Nicaragua is evidence of the 
dangers of Cold War rhetoric. 
Certainly a ceremony honoring 
scholarly achievement at Bowdoin 
is no place for such childish jingo- 


To the Editor 

We were very disappointed in 
Adam Najberg's last article. Al- 
though it seemed well intentioned, 
it was confused and misleading, 
specifically in its treatment of skin- 
heads. To lump all skinheads to- 
gether with predominantly racist 
groups like the neo-Nazis and the 
KKK ignores the diversity that has 
been present in the "skinhead 
movement" ever since it came to 
this country in the late l97(Ys. 
Najberg's statements would not 
have been so disturbing if they 
didn't echo the misunderstandings 
of most Americans. Perhaps these 
misunderstandings arise because 
the only skinheads in the news are 
those who have committed violent 
acts. However, Adam Najberg, as a 
journalist, has a particular respon- 
sibility to be informed about the 
subjects he discusses in print. 

The Brunswick community is full 
of sources that Mr. Najberg could 
have consulted in preparing his 
column. There are several people 
on campus who either are skinheads 
or are familiar with skinhead groups 
across the country. Further, just by 
walking downtown, one can find 
skins of every stripe, from fascist to 
straight edge ( no sex, drugs, or 
alcohol) to skinheads who are noth- 
ing more than hippies without hair. 

Of course we don't defend the 
heinous acts committed by a vio- 
lent faction of the movement. None- 
theless, Adam Najberg's column 
does nothing to engender the kind 
of informed discussion that is nec- 

essary to deal with these problems 
as responsible citizens. 

Tim Armstrong '90 

Chris Brown '91 

Black Panthers 

are not 

a hate group 

To the Editor. 

I find it interesting to note that 
Adam najberg, in his last article, 
classifies the Black Panthers as a 
hate group in American society, and 
on a par with the K.K.K. 

Perhaps if Adam Najberg had 
been more interested in the politics 
the Black Panther Party, he could 
have avoided ignorantly dismiss- 
ing them as a group intent on de- 
stroying the social order of Amer- 

Two decades ago, the Black Pan- 
ther Party recognized the fact that 
Black society in America has been 
politically, economically and so- 
cially oppressed for three hundred 
years. The American political sys- 
tem did not recognize Blacks as a 
major social group with rights to 
equal representation in the political 
system. In order for the inequali- 
titesinherentinthewrittenand prac- 
ticed law of American government 
to be readdressed as regards Black 
society, they advocated Black Soli- 
darity. That is, they believed that 
Black society must act as cohesive 
social group in their separate com- 
munities in demanding political 
power from the existing political 

The press made sweeping con- 
demnation of their cause. They were 
denounced as saboteurs of an inte- 
grated American society, which ul- 
timately led to their downfall. Ac- 

cordingly, the myth that they were a 
Black hate group is perpetuated 
today by the kind of superficial 
journalism that Adam Najberg rep- 

Conversely, the Ku Klux Klan re- 
mainsaprominent part of the Ameri- 
can political and social system. 
Regardless of the pervasive attitude 
in American society that they are an 
objectionable hate group, they exist 
and remain at liberty to insult, har- 
ass, and physically harm any and all 
racial and ethnic groups in Amer- 

Another point that Adam high- 
lights in his article isthat a writer for 
the Black Current labels confeder- 
ate flag holders as racist. As the 

writer of that article, I clarify that I 
do not "propagate bipolarization" 
or "contribute to the racial tension" 
at Bowdoin by charging an irre- 
sponsible action with the label of 
racism. I do think, however, that I 
highlight the issue of the confeder- 
ate flag in order that the Bowdoin 
communily should be.aware that it 
is an issue and a matter to be dealt 
with accordingly. 

I find it to be the heart of absurd- 
ity that Adam najberg, who did 
nothing more in his last two articles 
than to label racial and ethnic groups 
with inferiorcharacteristics, should 
be theone to accuse meof contribut- 
ing to the racialstensionatBowdon. 

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DKE house placed on probation 

Booze for bucks? Recent events on campus have brought the issue out 
once again. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

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Rensenbrink seeks changes 
at Bowdoin and beyond 


Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) has 
seen the last of its Saturday 
afternoon "Happy Hours" for a 
while. As of Tuesday Dean of 
Students Kenneth A. Lewallen 
placed DKE on social probation until 
December 4 for breaking Maine state 
liquor laws and Inter-Fraternity 
Council (IFC) rules during a "Happy 
Hour" held on September 23. 

In conjunction with recommend- 
ations from the Inter-Fraternity 
Council Lewallen found DKE in 
violation of three rules. The 
violations include serving alcohol 
to minors, failing to register a social 
function with alcohol present, and 
directly selling alcohol to guests. 
Furthermore, an inebriated student 
left the party and stumbled over to 
Maine Hall where the student pulled 

It is a common practice among 

professors at Bowdoin to take a 
semester or year-long leave of 
absence in order to devote their 
full attention to their research. 
Some use this time to enhance, or 
broaden, their knowledge in their 
field of expertise, and somechoose 
to look down roads they bypass in 
their normal guises as teachers. 

Professor of Government John 
Rensenbrink recently decided to 
expand his year leave into an 
endless one. His new title is 
"Research Professor" which means 
he is still a member of Bowdoin's 
staff, but will focus on his research 
external to Bowdoin. Professor 
Alan Springer, also of the 
government department, said that 
with his leave coming up 
Rensenbrink "had the option of 
retiring." Springer called the 
research professor status a way "to 
take a very attractive bridge into 

Dean of the Faculty Alfred Fuchs 
said that Maine's lack of a 
mandatory retirement age means 
that "it is up to the individual to 
take that step." According to Fuchs, 
once Rensenbrink expressed 
interest in crossing that bridge from 
teaching to retirement, they 
"worked out a retirement title to 
indicate that he is still active in 

And active he is. John 
Rensenbrink is in no way relaxing 
as he gradually leaves his job at 
Bowdoin behind. A cornerstone of 
the government department for 24 
years, Rensenbrink said he felt 
"being 61 years old it was high 
time for a change before it was too 

late to do something different." 
He said, "The choice to leave 
Bowdoin had been developing in 
mymind for some time," and when 
the opportunity presented itself 
he grabbed it. Rensenbrink said he 
plans on using his free time to 
write articles on Poland, the 
Greens, and to complete a book, 
his second, on ecology and 

With all these commitments, his 
time is not really free. In addition 
to writing, Rensenbrink is 
participating in the American 
Political Science Association's 
(APSA) Conference Group on 
Transformational Politics. He said 
he is excited to be included in this 
"wonderful community of 
scholars" and views it as another 
manifestation of his interest in 
transformational politics. He 
pointed out his admiration for 
Thomas Jefferson and Lech 
Walesa, two men who "both called 
for basic transformations of 
thought and power." 

Rensenbrink explained that the 
transformational approach he 
embraces espouses a "nonviolent, 
basic change in the structureof the 
political system." He pointed out 
the critical compromise this 
approach presentsbetween "piece- 
meal reforms and changing the 
system altogether." This 
compromise "works within the 
system to change the system 

Professor Rensenbrink is 
implementing his interest in the 
transformational approach to 
political change in his own life. 
His first book, Poland Challenges A 
Divided World L dealt with "the 
(Continued on page 12) 

a fire alarm. A security guard 
responding to the false alarm was 
apparently injured, according to 

Along with being on social 
probation.sDKE must abide by four 
other mandates handed down by 
the administration. DKE may not 
host, sponsor or allow any parties 
— private, invitational or campus- 
wide — involving the use of alcohol. 
The fraternity also must sponsor a 
house dinner meeting with a 
representative from the state liquor 
authority to discuss such issues as 
Maine State liquor laws and host 
liability. A member of the house 
alumni corporation must be present. 

DKE must also organize an 
acceptable alcohol education 
program. The program could be in 
conjunction with Alcohol 
Awareness Week. Dean Lewallen, 

however, said that the planning and 
development of the program must 
be strictly on the fraternity's 
initiative and not part of an APA 

Finally, DKE leadership should 
meet periodically with the Advisor 
to Fraternities Robert Stuart for 
advice and guidance in organizing 
an educational week. 

After December 4 , DKE may 
petition for a return to 'good 
standing.' "Basically, they haw to 
earn their way back," continued 
Dean Lewellan, "The organization 
must convincingly demonstrate that 
it embraces the spirit and values as 
well as the responsibility of the 
Bowdoin College community." 

If further infractionsby DKE occur 
during the period of social 
probation, Dean Lewellan said, 'The 
(Continued on page 6) 

Execs announce frosh class officers 


At Monday night's meeting the 
Executive Board disclosed the 
results of the freshman class 
elections to an anxious group of 
candidates. The winners were: Beth 
Lowe, President; Lisa Sperry, Vice- 
President; Kate Harrington, 
Secretary; and Erin O'Neill, 

Next the board heard from Dan 
Brakewood '90, the Vice Chair and 
mediator of the Student Senate. He 
reported that the first Senate 
meeting to take place in years was a 
great success. According to 
Brakewood, the report compiled 
after the meeting and presented at 

the meeting of the Governing 
Boards' and Overseers' committees 
was extremely well-received. The 
report singled out five issues as 
being of "extreme importance to the 
Student Assembly," and expressed 
the hope that the address of these 
issues would result in "the 
improvement of the college." 

The five issues selected are: 
attempting to curtail future tuition 
hikes above the average inflation 
rate, urging a greater level of 
environmental consciousness on 
campus and in college policy, 
investigating (though not 
necessarily endorsing) possible 
changes in the grading system, 
condemning the error in college 

rankingmadein U.S. Newsand World 
Report, and finally and most 
importantly, working to improve 
communication between the 
Student Assembly and the college 

In light of this final resolution, an 
informal committee to investigate 
the communications problems will 
be formed. It will include members 
of the Governing Boards, college 
administration, and Student 
Assembly, among others. 

Finally, the newly organized 
Charter Organizations Committee 
presented its report on two groups 
seeking to be chartered: The 
Canterbury Club and Straight to the 
(Continued on page 6) 

Inside: Bowdoin sports teams enjoy a great weekend 

The football team, led to a big win over Tufts by Quarterback Mike Kirch *90, was one of the many 
Bowdoin squads to have a banner Homecoming Weekend. Photo by Sarah HilL 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Thursday, October 26, 1989 

New profs abound 


Six additional new faculty 
members complete the list of new the Bowdoin campus this 

Martha May now serves as 
Director of the Women's Studies 
Program and Assistant Professor 
of Women's Studies and History. 
May received her BA in History 
from Virginia Commonwealth 
University. She earned a MA in 
History and a PhD, specializing in 
Women's History and the Family, 
from the State University of New «■ 
York - Binghamton. 

Along with teaching Women's 
Studies courses both semesters, 
May administers the Women's 
Studies program. She stated, "I 
think what everyone in Women's 
Studies would like to see us (society) 
value the achievements and 
contributions of women, to 
understand obstacles women face, 
and to work together to eliminate 
obstacles women face. We want to 
empower women in an academic 
environment, to make them think 
critically about their lives and 

Luis Martinez-Fernandez is a 
Consortium Dissertation Fellow 
and Lecturer in the History 
department. He received a BA in 
History and a MA in Latin 
American History from the 
University of Puerto Rico. 

This semester, Martinez- 
Fernandez is writing full-time, and 
he will teach a Hispanic Caribbean 
course in the spring. Martinez- 
Fernandez, who was bom in Cuba 
and raised in Puerto Rico, is at 
Bowdoin for one year through a 
program for minority students who 
I are working on final stages of their 
Another new professor is Norean 
I Sharpe, Assistant Professor of 
Mathematics. Sharpe received a BA 
in Mathematics from Mt. Holyoke 
VCoIIege, and a MS in Biomedical 

Engineering from the University of 
North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She 
earned her PhD in Systems 
Engineering from the University 
of Virginia. Sharpe is on a 2-year 
appointment at Bowdoin. She is 
teaching Introductory Calculus.and 
an Advanced Seminar in Statistics 
this year. 

Also new to the Mathematics 
department is Assistant Professor 
Farhad Jafari. Jafari received a BS 
in Mathematics and MS and MA 
degrees in Mathematics from the 
Universityof Wisconsin -Madison. 
He earned two PhDs from the 
Universityof Wisconsin- Madison. 
Co-coordinator of the Self-Paced 
Calculus program, Jafari is also 
teaching a Vector Calculus course. 
On a 2-year appointment at 
Bowdoin, Jafari said, "Bowdoin 
provides an excellent mix between 
teaching and research. Being able 
to do both is very important to me." 
Dennis Sweet is serving as 
Instructor in Philosophy for one 
year. He received a BA in 
Philosophy and Classical 
Civilization from Indiana 
University. He earned a MA and a 
PhD in Philosophy from the 
University of Iowa. 

Presently, Sweet is teaching 
Existentialism and Kant courses, 
and next semester he will teach 
Ethicsand the Analytic Movement. 
Another new faculty member is 
Instructor in Anthropology John 
Cross. Cross received an AB in 
History and Sociology/Anthro- 
pology from Bowdoin, and a MA in 
Anthropology from the University 
of Massachusetts. 

On a one-year appointment, 
Cross is teaching an Introduction 
to World Prehistory course this 
semester, and will teach a North 
American Indians course in the 
spring. As a Bowdoin graduate, he 
said, "I'm really enjoyingthechance 
to give back to the institution a little 
bit of what I had, taken from it as an 
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World renowned economist to speak 

John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul M. 
Warburg Professor of Economics 
Emeritus at Harvard University, 
will speak at Bowdoin College on 
Thursday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. 
in Pickard Theatre. His lecture is 
titled "Economics and the Arts: An 
Unlikely but Important Association. 

A native of Canada, Galbraith 
studied at the Ontario Agricultural 
College, the University of California 
and the University of Cambridge. 
He has taught at California, 
Princeton and the University of 
Cambridge as well as, for most of 
his life, at Harvard. 

Professor Galbraith was deputy 
administrator of the Office of Price 
Administration in the early 1940's 
and was principal organizer of the 
wartime system of price control, 
which he headed until 1943. In 1945, 
he was a director of the U.S. Strategic 
Bombing Survey, which powerfully 
corrected wartime claims as to the 
accomplishmentsof air warfare. He 
later held other public offices in the 
State Department and elsewhere 
and was awarded the Medal of 
Freedom by President Truman in 
1946. He is a former editor of Fortune 

Galbraith served on the campaign 
staff of Adlai Stevenson in 1 952 and 
1956 and was the chairman of the 
Economic Advisory Committee of 
the Democratic Advisory Council 
form 1956 to 1960. An early 
supporter of John F. Kennedy, he 
served on Kennedy's 1960 
convention staff and was U.S. 
Ambassador to India from 1961 to 
1963. From its earliest days he was 
active in opposition to our Vietnam 
involvement and had a leading role 
in the 1968 convention as a floor 
manager for Eugene McCarthy, 

whose name he helped put in 

Galbraith is the author of 
numerous books, including The 
Affluent Society (1958), Ambassador's 
Journal (1969), and The Age of 
Uncertainty (1977). His two most 
recent books are Economics in 
Perspective, a history of economics, 
and Capitalism, Communism and 
Coexistence, which he co-authored 
with Stanislav Menshikov for 
simultaneous publication in the U.S. 
and U.S.S.R. His articles and book 
reviews have appeared in The New 
Yorker, Book World and The New York 
Times Book Review. 

Professor Galbraith is a member 
and past president of the American 
Academy and Institute of Arts and 

Letters and of the American 
Economic Association and is a 
member of the American Academy 
of Arts and Sciences. He was the 
recipient in 1988 of the Britannica 
Award for excellence in the 
dissemination of knowledge. He 
holds honorary degrees from 
Harvard, Tufts and Brandeis 
Universities, the Universities of 
Paris, Moscow, California, 
Michigan, Massachusetts, Toronto, 
Buenos Aires and Mysore and from 
Boston College and some thirty 
others. He is honorary co-chairman 
of the American Committeeon U.S.- 
Soviet Relations, and honorary 
fellowofTrinity College, Cambridge 
and a Commandeur in the French 
Legion of Honor. 

Galbraith will lecture next Thursday on "Economics and the Arts." 

Bowdoin ranking recalculated to fifth 

ORIENT Editor in Chief 

The final chapter in Bowdoin's 
bizarre battle with U.S. News & 
World Report appeared to have been 
written when the magazine 
provided the College with an 
"unofficial" recalculation of its 
ranking. The new calculation 
showed Bowdoin ranked 11th in 
the financial resources category, and 
fifth overall. 

U.S. News cV World Report, 
however, made no official correction 
in the magazine, nor does it plan to. 
The figures were released solely for 
internal use by the College, and were 
accompanied by an agreement 
stating that Bowdoin would not 
write a news release or in any way 
initiate publicity about the change. 
The agreement was signed by 
President A. LeRoy Greason. 

The error appeared in the Oct. 16, 
1989 issue of the magazine, as part 
of a cover article ranking America's 
top colleges and universities. 
Bowdoin was ranked 72nd in the 
Financial Resources category, and 
1 3th overall. An incorrect figure was 
used for the Library Budget. 

Director of Public Relations and 
Publications Richard Mersereau 
said Monday that he felt the 
magazine provided theCollege with 
the informatiofi in part to maintain 
good relations/They did not admit 
an error, but I think it was clear that 
an error was made. They felt 
responsible enough to provide us 
with the corrected results," he said. 
He said part of the agreement was 
not to fault either the magazine or 
the College. 

Mersereau conceded that the 
College had not sent in all the 

requested information on time, and 
that this contributed to some degree 
to the confusion. He called the 
information that Bowdoin should 
have been ranked fifth "a bittersweet 
thing. Even if we were to get an 
'official' correction, what would it 
have done? 99 percent of the people 
would never see it anyway." 

"It appears inconsistent to say we 
don't believe in these rankings and 
then complain when we don't do 
well," Mersereau said. "But it's just 
realistic: if they are going to be done, 
we want them done right, and if we 
should happen todo well, we would 
like to use that to our advantage." 

In lastyear'srankings, which were 
calculated differently, Bowdoin 
placed ninth. The improvement to 
fifth this year would place Bowdoin 
behind Swarthmore, Amherst, 
Williams and Pomona Colleges. 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Pace 3 

College disputes facts in Times story 

ORIENT Editor in Chief 
A front-pagefeaturein theMaine 
Times of Oct. 13, 1989 is littered 
with errors and misrepresent- 
ations, according to a letter to the 
editor of the weekly newspaper 
from Director of Public Relations 
and Publications Richard 

The article was featured on the 
cover of the newspaper as 
"Bowdoin's financial squeeze." 
Inside was a story written by 
Christine Kukka depicting 
Bowdoin as facing troubled 
financial times. The article pointed 
out the rising cost of tuition, the 
current deficit in the College's 
budget, the lack of funds for the 
Science Center, and the supposed 

and misrepresentations." Among 
these is the incorrect listing of 
Bowdoin's tuition, room and board 
as $19,120. The actual figure is 

Other errors, according to the 
letter, included the article stating 
"incorrectly that the College has 
earmarked $5 million from its recent 
$56 million capital campaign for a 
new science center. The College 
actually proposed $11.8 million for 
that purpose." 

The letter also defends the cost of 
the field house, denying the article's 
claim that the "elaborate recreation 
center came in $5 million over 
budget." On the contrary, the letter 
states, the $9 million figure was 
approved by the Governing Boards 
before construction, and the 

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overspending on the Farley Field building committee "brought the 

House as reasons for a troubled 
financial future. 

But Mersereau's letter indicates 
that the Maine times may have 
been overzealous in some of its 
research . The letter states that there 
gre "at least thirteen factual errors 

project to completion at the 
budgeted amount." 

Mersereau similarly defended the 
science center project. Though the 
article implied that Bowdoin has 
been disappointed in its efforts to 
secure federal assistance for the 

project, Mersereau points out that 
nothing has been decided. 
"President Greason remains 
optimistic that efforts to obtain 
federal assistance will be 
successful," he says. 

Bowdoin's response also 
emphasized the large financial 
packages available to Maine 
students. The article discussed one 
Maine student who didn't apply 
to Bates because she "couldn't 
afford it." But Mersereau points 
out that "the average parental cost 
to a Maine family qualifying for 
assistance [is) $5,900," a figure 
comparable to Bates and Colby. 
He accuses the newspaper of 
"perpetuating the myth that a 
publicly-subsidized education is 
the only option available to most 
Maine families." 

Mersereau concludes by calling 
Bowdoin's "overall financial 
health excellent," and points out 
that "the deficit will be reduced to 
zero on March 3. 

Mersereau's letter is scheduled 
to appear in this week's issue. J 

Governing Boards hold first meeting 



The first meeting this year of the 
Governing Boards convened 
Friday, October 20 in Beam 

President LeRoy Greason and 
Leonard Cronkite, Chair of the 
Trustees/ delivered reports before 
the Standing Committees issued 
their reports. Among those 
committees presenting reports were 
Academic Affairs, Development, 
Financial Planning and Student 

The main purposeof this meeting, 
according to David Kertzer,a 
member of the Faculty Committee 
of Five, was introductory rather 
than decisive. Said Kertzer, "no 

significant action was taken." 
Among the topic discussed were 
environmentalconcernsand tuition. 
While no specific resolutions were 
reached concerning either topics, 
Kertzer described the Boards as 
"very responsive" to the 
environment and also said that he 
would "be surprised if there was a 
tuition increaseof double-digits like 
last year." 

Dan Brakewood '90, the vice chair 
of the Executive Board, also attended 
the Joint Meeting and the Board of 
Overseers meeting as head of the 
Student Senate. Brakewood agreed 
with Kertzer that "there wasn't 
anything big passed." However, he 
did note that important topics of 
discussion were, among others, the 

Calvin and Hobbes 

budget, coeducation and the 
fraternities, and Bowdoin's standing 
in the U.S. News and World Report 
rating of colleges. 

Brakewood also spokeat the Joint 
Meeting on the subject of increased 
communication and presented the 
Student Senate report. This report 
contained the Platform of the 
Student Senate. 

Besides stressing improved 
communication, the platform 
condemned future tuition hikes, 
urged the college to become "more 
environmentally sound," promoted 
continued investigation of a 
different grading system and 
disputed Bowdoin College's 
standing in U.S. News and World 

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For details and an application, write: 

' The London Theatre Program, Box BBOW 
Sarah Lawrence College, BronxviOe, N.Y. 10708. 

The Black Current promotes 
awareness of diversity 


The Black Current , Bowdoin's most 
recent publication, hit the stands for 
the second time last week. The 
newsletter is put out by the African- 
American Society and, as stated in 
its first issue, the publication exists 
to express "the ideas and events 
that affect African-American 
students on this campus," in order 
to "keep the campus informed on 
the news affecting the black 

In regard to its purpose, Teresa 
Stevenson '92, one of the 
newsletter's two editors, said "We 
want to make students aware of 
issues on and off campus facing 
black students!" 

Participants in the publishing of 
the newsletter have so far included 
the two editors of The Black Current, 
Stevenson and Keith Jones '90, and 
contributors Albert Smith '92, 
Michelle Freeman '92 and Isatu 
Funna *92. 

The first two issues have featured 
Huey P. Newton, Asa Randolph, 
Mickey Leland, and other black 
leaders, as well as editorials in 
response to Adam Na jberg's Fire At 
Will columns which have appeared 
in theOrient and the presence of 
Confederate flags on campus. The 
flags were described as the 
"hallmarkof theKu Klux Klan" and 
symbols of the south evoking 
painful memories of slavery. 

According to Smith and Jones, 
the newsletter also serves to express 
underlying feelings and issues 
whichotherwisemight not be talked 
about. "We would like to show that 
we can have diversities of opinion, 
both liberal and conservative/' said 

Although The Black Current has 
been criticized by some people for 
promoting bipolarization, and 
exacerbating racial tension on 
campus, Smith said, "We are not 
anti-white; we're pro-black." 

Afro-American Society members Teresa Stevenson '92, Albert Smith 
'92 and Keith Jones '92 are several of the contributors to The Black 
Current. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 


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Thursday, October 26, 1989 

Beyond Bowdoin 

Students focus on environment IQuake teaches trutE 


Students from more than 250 
campuses — almost 10 percent of 
the country's major 2-year and 4- 
year colleges — are expected to 
descend on the University of North 
Carolina (UNO in Chapel Hill Oct. 
27-29 to try to start a political 

"We're hoping to unify and get a 
stronger movement to raise 
environmental activism on 
campus," declared Jimmy 
Langman, chairman of the Student 
Environmental Action Committee 

Langman and his cohorts are 
aiming to jump start the long- 
flagging college environmental 
movement; and energize it with the 
kind of political urgency that 
characterized student anti- 
apartheid, campus security and 
arms control efforts earlier in the 

Students from 35 

collegescongregated at the 
University of New Hampshire in 
1987 to outline a plan to transplant 
West Germany's environmentalist 
Green Party to the United States. 

The Earth's environment is 
getting star treatment in the popular 
culture. Once relegated to public- 
television documentaries, the issue 
this year will be featured on prime- 
time television shows "Murphy 
Brown" and "Head of the Class." 
Michael Stipe of REM has recorded 
a public service announcement, to 
air on 1,400 college radio stations, 
encouraging students to get 
involved with the cause. 

In January, Time 
named --*^e 


Earth" its man of the year, and has 
since featured stories about the ruin 
of the Brazilian rain forest and the 
slaughter of African elephants. 

And on March 24, the Exxon 
Valdez struck a reef in Alaska's 
Prince William Sound, leaking 11 
million gallons of crude oil into the 
water. It turned out to be the worst 
oil spill in U.S. history, but. 

schools to replace foam cups and 
plates that are made of poly-styrene- 
whose manufacture, they say, 
requires the release of CFCs that, in 
turn, deplete the ozone layer in the 
upper reaches of the atmosphere — 
with other substances. 

University of Michigan students, 
who eat an estimated $6.8 million 
worth of pizzas a year, now throw 

observers say, helped turn public their pizza boxes, newspapers and 

bottles away in separate recycling 
containers in their dorms. 

Most campuses, in fact, now have 
some kind of recycling program in 
place, student activists say. 

"These things seem to run in 
cycles," Earth Day's Byrd said. 
"We've lucked into a period of 
renewed public interest." 

"The environmental movement 
is not only an issue for 1989 and 
1990, but for the decade," claimed 
Julianne Marley, president of the 
United States Student 

Association(USSA) in Washington, 

"People are finally starting to 
realize we're responsible and that 
we have to do something about it," 
said Holly Mehl, who helped start 
Central College's' first 

environmental group two yearsago. 
Others ,#*e the environment 
replacing /other issues — at least 
momentarily — because there's a 
sense that individual efforts will 
help, said Ken Hoover, chair of the 
political science department at 
Western Washington University. 
Students, he said, can easily see 
when the forest is completely 

"Some of the other issues seem to 
be less current," he added. "For 
instance, arms control appears to be 
under control, and with the deficit 
there's a sense of futility." 

Not everyone thinks oil spills, 
droughts, and repeated warnings 
about the Greenhouse Effect will 
cause students to put the 
environment at the top of their list. 
"Not to diminish the 
environment, but there's still a 
whole lot going on," maintained 
Ray Davis, of the Student Coalition 
against Apartheid and 
Racism(SCAR) in ' Washington, 
D.C. Racial tensions and military- 
funded research, he said, are higher 
on many students' lists of political 

attention to environmental issues. 
"A lot of people are realizing 
we've done a really wonderful job 
screwing up the Earth," said Robin 
Rhein, a regional coordinator for 
the "Cool It!" project, the National 
Wildlife Federation's student drive 
to slow global warming. 

In Rhein's 11 -state Midwest 
region, students from Stephens, 
Carleton and Concordia colleges, 
as well as about 60 other campuses, 
have submitted recycling, 
packaging and tree-planting 
proposals to help slow global 

Of course, environmental issues 
have always attracted a sizable 
segment of the campus activist 
population. In 1970, more than 20 
million people participated in Earth 
Day, including students from 2,000 
colleges and universities. It was the 
largest public demonstration in 

Organizers are planning a 20th 
anniversary of Earth Day for April 
22. "There will be a greater sense of 
urgency this time," predicted Owen 
Byrd, national student coordinator 
of Earth Day, headquartered in Palo 
Alto, Calif. 

Students are working on a 

local campus level, too. 

^ Collegians at places as 

L ^, diverse as Central 

College in Iowa, 



in Rhode 

New reports say AIDS affects teenagers 


Alarming new data show the 
AIDS epidemic may be spreading 
rapidly among teenagers. 

The federal Centers for Disease 
Control(CDC) in Atlanta says it has 
now documented 415 cases of AIDS 
among teens between the ages of 13 
and 19. 

"AIDS is a public health crisis in 
all age groups, but we are concerned 
about teenagers," said Charles Fallis 
of the CDC. 

Scientists have long worried that 
teens and college-aged people, who 
as singles tend to have more than 
one sex partner, were the next "at- 
risk" group to contract the fatal 
disease, which destroys the body's 
immune system. 

A study of student blood samples 
at 20 campuses last February and 

March revealed about two out of 
every 1 ,000 collegia n s were infected 
with the AIDS virus. 

The latest CDC numbers suggest 
the virus has spread farther since 

Using a slightly different age 
definition. Dr. Mary Young, an 
infectious disease specialist at 
Georgetown University Hospital, 
said 900 13-to-21-year-olds had been 
diagnosed as having AIDS as of 
January, 1989. 

'The problem is that is just the 
actual AIDS cases. Forevery person 
who has AIDS, there are five or six 
HIV positive [people who have the 
vims, but have not begun to suffer 
disease-related symptoms yetj 
running around. So you have to 
assume that the number will get 
much higher," Young said. 

As they "run around," of course, 
they may unwittingly spread the 
disease to their sex partners. 

Another reason for alarm. Young 
said, is that it takes seven-to-nine 
years for AIDS symptoms to show 
up. That means people are 
contracting the disease at ages as 
young as 10 years old. 

Young said that young black and 
Hispanic women living in urban 
areas are the highest risk group, 
especially if they are drug users or 
have intercourse with drug users. 
And, she said, the problem is still in 
specific areas, naming New York 
City, Miami, Washington D.C, Los 
Angeles and San Francisco as cities 
with a high AIDS risk. 

The risk is less for a sexually 
active young woman in the middle 
of the country, but that doesn't mean 

San Francisco's geography is 
histrionic — its fogs can be as 
spectacular as the vistas they 
obscure — and its geology is 
downright dangerous. On Tuesday 
(Oct. 17) that geology taught the 
nation three lessons. They concern 
the predictability of some surprises, 
the sovereignty of nature and the 
web of dependencies that define 
civic life. 

The earth's shell is composed of 
numerous plates from 45 to 95 miles 
thick, slowly migrating. North 
America — The United Plates of 
America, as a geologist calls it — is 
united only for now. This "collage 
of wandering fragments" may 
disperse to form new aggregations 
in a few hundred million years. 

Meanwhile, California straddles 
two plates, one moving south , the 
other north. No good can come of 
this. Sudden slippages between 
plates produce quakes, and not only 
in the West. 

Quakes around New Year, 1811- 
12, near New Madrid, Missouri, 
reached perhaps 8.8 on today's 
Richter scale. They reversed the 
flow of the Mississippi, altered its 
course, caused waves in the Earth 
several feet high and rang church 
bells in Boston. Last November, a 
6.0 quake hit rural Quebec. In 1983, 
6.5 quake shattered Coalinga, 
Calif. The scale is logarithmic: San 
Francisco's 1906 quake (8.3) was 90 
times more powerful than 
Coalinga's and less powerful than 
Alaska's 1964 quake (8.4). 

There are between 2,500 and 
10,000 measurable tremors during 
a normal day on this fidgety planet. 
Big quakes are rare. They also are 

Earth sciences predicted the 1980 
eruption of Mount St. Helens and 
six months ago Science magazine 
examined evidence that 
"dangerous quakes are closing in 
on the San Francisco area." A 1976 
quake in China killed 400,000, but 
in 1975 the evacuation of a Chinese 
city in response to a correct 
prediction saved an estimated 
100,000 lives. As a predictive 
science, seismology is still 
developing, but it suggests that a 
big quakels highly likely in eastern 
America within 30 years. 

Tuesday's quake should 
concentrate minds. On-tenth of all 
Americans live in California. One- 
quarter of the semiconductor 

she shouldn't be careful," Young 
said. "It's prudent for all sexually 
active women to take precautions." 

"Precautions" like condoms, 
however, have proven unpopular. 
A recent Urban Institute in 
Washington, D.C, study found that 
only 30 percent of the adolescent 
males surveyed use condoms every 
time they have intercourse. 

Twenty-eight states and the 
District of Columbia require their 
schools to have AIDS education 
programs, although all states get 
federal money to stage them, adds 
Marie Schumacher of the National 
Association of State Boards of 

industry is in one county near the 
San Andreas fault. Only 60 people 
died when Charleston, S.C., shook 
for eight minutes in 1886, but 
people then did not live in high- 
rise structures over naturalgaslines 
and downwind from chemical 

An earthquake once shook the 
Western mind. It struck Lisbon on 
All Saints' Day, 1755, killing 
thousands in churches and 
thousands more who, fleeing to 
the seashore, were drowned by a 
tidal wave. It was as though nature 
were muttering "Oh really? Says 
who?" in response to mankind's 
expanding sense of mastery. The 
quake was an exclamation point 
inserted arbitrarily into the Age of 
Reason, raising doubts about the 
beneficence of the universe and 
God's enthusiasm for the 

In this secular age, when the 
phrase "acts of God" denotes only 
disasters, we still can learn lessons 
from them. One of the striking 
vignettes from television coverage 
of the aftermath of San Francisco's 
quake was a policeman exhorting , 
citizens to "go home and prepare'' 
for 72 hours without services." 
Perhaps no electricity, no gas, no 
running water for three days. Of 
course mankind lived for millennia 
without any of those. Today, 
however, our well-being depends 
ona network of many systems too 
easily taken for granted. 

The words civic, civil, citizen 
have a common root. They 
originally pertained to residents of 
cities. It is in these complex 
creations — cities— that we see the 
truth of the phrase "social fabric." 
Any community, but especially a 
modern city, is a rich weave of 
diverse threads. The strength of 
each thread is derived from its 
relation to the rest. All the threads 
can snap or unravel when the fabric 
is ripped by jagged events. San 
Francisco's fabric has been strained 
but not torn. 

From any catastrophe some good 
can come. It is no bad thing to be 
reminded — the world relentlessly 
sees to this — of the fragility of all 
social arrangements. Americans, 
for whom individualism is 
instinctive, need periodic 
reminders that their 1 pursuits of 
happiness are utterly dependent 
upon the functioning of civic, 
collective community institutions 
and upon habits of civility of the 
sort San Franciscans showed in 
their crisis. An earthquake is a 
tough teacher but it tells the truth. 

Schumacher noted lesson plans 
in only three states mention 
condoms as means of preventing 
the virus's spread. 

On theother sideof the spectrum, 
British Columbia installed condom 
machines in its high schools' 
restrooms. Toronto schools will 
install them during Christmas 

The Toronto decision came after 
Perry Kendall, Toronto's medical 
health officer, reported 47 known 
positive AIDS tests among local 
teens between the ages of 15 and 19. 
He estimated that there may be as 
many as nine additional positive 
tests for each reported case. 

Thursday, October 26, 1989 

>uay, OCTO BER 2b, 1989 i— — 1 P AGE 5 

■ [ The Bowdoin Orient] i_age_^_ 

Arts & Entertainment 

Orient meets Occident in Portland 

ORIENT Food Critics 

In today's world of fast paced 
competition, who deserves 
the title of Best Chinese 
Restaurant in Maine? We have 
beenall around the world, and 
we have been to the Beijing 
Zoo. And in all our travels, as 
the facts unravel, we have 
found this to be true — Panda West 
of Portland has brilliantly adapted 
the culinary treasures of the Middle 
Kingdom for the American palate. 

Restaurant Manager Richard 
Tseng, a native of Taiwan, 
emmigrated to America in 1977. Last 
year, hecameto Portland from New 
York City, because he believed, 
"...the competition was too fierce 
and the environment too 
dangerous." He chose Portland, 
"...because it is a beautiful city and 
lacked a good Chinese restaurant." 
Along with a master chef, several 
sous-chefs, and his family, Mr. 
Tseng set up shop last December 23 
in the lucritive location of Portland's 
Old Port district. 

The dinner began with a warm 
welcome from the friendly staff. Mr. 
Tseng avoided the gaudy tradition 
red and gold color scheme 
characteristic of most Chinese 
restaurants in the United States. The 
atmosphere is subtle; the ambience 
is sublime. The lighting is not so 
bright that romance waits in the car, 
nor it is so dark that food is 

The waiter was jovial, helpful, 
and knowlegeable. We put him on 
the spot by asking him to choose, 
and his choice delighted all."^ 

SuanLaTang, fl£ #|L ~ft) > Hot 
and Sour Soup, came first. This 
piquant and hearty soup from 
China's Sichuan Province whet the 
appetite and stimulated salivation. 
The three main dishes arrived in 

an entrance fit for a Qing Dynasty 
emperor. Each waiter bore one 
platter in a procession that stretched 
from the kitchen to the table. Was 
this a Friday night dinner or a royal 
banquet? Thedishes complemented 
each other well. The beautiful 
decorations, sculpted from vividly 
colored turnips. 

The first was a little spicy one 
named Chen Pi Ji, fjj^ & ~^J ■ 
Tangerine Chicken, deep-fried 
boneless breast of chicken in a sweet 
and spicy sauce. It was hot; however, 
the side dish of La Jiang, $f^ ^ , 
Hot Sauce, was for experts only. To 
surpass this burning sensation, there 
is only one place in the world to go: 
The A-One Guest House in 
Bangkok, Thailand. Thechicken had 
a smooth and delicate texture. The 
taste was robust, almost painful, 
leaving an insatiable desire for more. 

While Panda West specializes in 
Hunan Province cuisine, its 
rendition of Hao You Niu Rou, 
*£ $& J% [^ ,Beef with Oyster 
Sauce, proved proficiency in 
Cantonese style. Taoist philosophers 
of China, two millennia ago, first 
discovered the aphrodisiacal 
powers of oysters, and this dish does 
nothing less than seduce the taste 
buds. Delicately seared stripsof beef, 

tender baby ears of com, and 
slippery mushrooms, naturally fuse 
in this supple and sumptuous sauce. 
What was better - to look or to nibble 
at it? 
The culinary creation, Jiang Cong 
BaoXia, J& .{£• *£ *f , 
Amazing Prawns, was the 
piece de resistance, that made 
the waiting worthwhile. At 
first the pungent odor and 
exotic sight repulsed the 
olfactory senses. But throwing 
caution to the wind, we dove in, and 
it was ecstasy. The exquisitely 
sau teed shrimp melted in the mouth, 
and tangy combination of ginger 
and scallions tantalized the taste 

Tsing Tao beer, straight from the 
People's Republic of China, 
provided a soothing element to the 
frenzied feast. Its slight bitterness 
rounded out the five traditional 
Taoist tastes- Sweet, Salty, Sour, 
Spicy, and Bitter. . 

Panda West is a unique Chinese 
restaurant par excellence, 
specializing in Hunan Cuisine. With 
authentic Chinese ingredients from 
New York City and Maine's 
combination of fresh seafood and 
produce, this restaurant always 
providesdelicious food at affordable 
prices. Whether you seek your old 
favorites or dare to try something 
new, Panda West is the place for 

Panda House **** 

Address: 436 Fore Street, Portland. 


Open Monday- Saturday 1130 

a jn.-ll p jn. Sunday Noon-10 p.m. 

Catch next weeks review of the Taj 
Mahal restaurant with special guest 
food critic Raouf Kizilbash. 

Livingston Taylor performs November 4 in Kresge Auditorium. 

Livingston: More than 
just "the other Taylor" 

"Look Who's Talking Now" is a disaster 

Celebrity Movie Review"" 

with special guest Freshmen 

Advisor Kim Thrasher 

You are now witnessing the 
cutting edge of movie review style 
and technique. We have decided 
not only to 
review some of 
America's finest 
new films but 
also to take along 

Trinity and Kelly, our friends at the 
concession counter , treated us with 
a disdainful and generally 
loathesome attitude from the very 
moment we crossed the threshold 
of their place of employment. 

due to a 
to our 

Films We've Seen 

beyond the scope of our own Bio 
department, the semen are not only 
capable of fertilizing an egg, but 
also of socialization and basic 
conversational skills. "This is!...this is definintely the 
jackpot!. ..Come on guys, dig in!!" 
(Of course, thesperm were referring 
to the awaiting egg.) This set the 
(Continued on page 6) 

The excellent entertainment this 
semester will continue on Saturday, 
November 4, when Livingston 
Taylor takes the stage in Kresge 

Though many think that Taylor's 
only claim to fame is that his brother 
is James Taylor, Livingston has had 
a long and successful career on his 
own. His musical career did begin 
when he, James and their brother 
Alex formed The Corsairs, 
Livingston has been predominantly 
a solo artist throughout his career. 

His self-titled first album came 
out in 1970, and with his recent 
release of "Life is Good," he now 
has six albums under his belt. His 
1978 album "Three Way Mirror" 
yielded a top 40 hit in "I Will Be in 
Love With You." He has also written 
television themes and commercials. 

But touring is his first love. After 
20 years, he still averages 150 
performancesa year, and never tires 

of it. He says he gets depressed if 
he's not playing live. "I need the 
steady reinforcement," he says. "My 
audience is like my family, and I 
like to stay in touch." 

Taylor admits that comparisons 
to his brother, while being 
unsurprising, can be frustrating. 
"James casts a long shadow," he 
says, "because he should . He is truly 
a special songwriter and musician. 
But it's possible to like us both." 

Livingston's brand of music has 
been called pop-jazz, and sometimes 
a little folky. But whatever you call 
it, he loves what he does. 

"All I want to do is sing great 
songs and make people smile," says 
the performer. 

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets 
went on sale this week for Bowdoin 
students at $4 a seat. $8 tickets for 
the general public go on sale on 
October 30. 

a celebrity guest each week to add 
somespiceand flavortoouralready 
caustic column. The only hitch to 
the deal is that the guest has to have 
wheels. Kim obviously fit the bill. 
■Her brand new white Saab turbo 
with tinted windows and heated 
seats was more than enough to 
satisfy our wildest vehicular desires. 
"No one knows my name, people 
think I'm just another student who 
happens to wear a suit to class," 
said Kim. Don't worry, Kim, after 
this column you'll be a legend like 
us. (PS. Dan wanted this in) 
"Icim, a former crewteam member, 
majored in economics and Russian 
(neither of which she is using now) 
and graduated last year from our 
fine school. Kim was proud to state 
that as this year's Freshman advisor, 
she "now earns considerably less 
than last year's tuition." That's 
why we picked up the tab. 
Upon arrival to Cooks Corner, 

scathing review last week, they 
denied our guest a cup of water. 
Unbeknownst to them, such 
pettiness and epistomologicalness 
is rarely tolerated by anally- 
retentive film critics like us. 

I'm sure all of you are excited for 
John Travolta's big comeback 
movie. Look Who's Talking Now. 
Yes, it was Kim's choice, but we 
were also excited to see John back in 
rare form. (We have to concede that 
they did put a cut from Saturday 
Night Fever into the soundtrack but 
then again, whocouldhelpit.) With 
a cast that also contains Olympia 
Dukakis, Kirstie Alley, Abe Vigoda 
(Fish), and the voice of Bruce Willis, 
how could they possibly go wrong? 

Unfortunately, the script was 
written by a Bob Guiccione wanna- 
be. The film begins in completely 
good taste by enlarging the female 
reproductive system to all its full 
screen glory. In a discovery far 

M Kif isa"ga"ts"Ka ta 

a weekend of Australian films 

The Last Wave 

Friday, November 3, ^ 

7:30 and 10 p.m., Smith Auditorium 

Stars Richard Chamberlain. 

Heat Wave 

Saturday, November 4 

7:30 and W p.m., Smith Auditorium 

Judy Davis (A Passage to India) stars in this 1983 provocative thriller— filmed in the style of 

a contemporary film noir— based on actual events. 

Beatrice (France/Italy. 1987) 

Wednesday, November 8 

3:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium: 8 p.m., Beam Classroom 

Beatrice, a beautiful and headstrong girl, sees her father return from the One Hundred Years 
War a changed man. and she is the only one strong enough to stand up to his hateful 
onclaught. making her his target as he tries to break her resolve. Directed by acclaimed 
filmaker Bertrand Tavernier. l_ 

Page 6 

The Bowdodm Orient 

Thursday, October 26. 1989 


(Continued from page 1) 

house could face stiff penalties — 
loss of recognition by the College." 

Tuesday night. Dean Lewellan 
discussed the violations and the 
stipulations of the probation with 
DKE members. Some members were 
disgruntled with the fact that the 
rendering of a decision took a 
month. President Geoffrey Trussell 
'90 questioned the efficiency and 
lack of communication between the 
IFC and the Dean's office. 

He also disagreed with two of the 
violations cited by the 
administration. He disputed the 

violation of failing to register a social 
function with alcohol present. He 
argued that the IFC when making 
any guidelinesas to "Happy Hours" 
has a hands off policy. He also felt it 
was unfair for the administration to 
blame DKE as indirectly responsible 
for the injury to the security guard. 
Concerning DKE's probation, 
however, Trussell said, "Regardless 
of our disagreement with the 
punishments, we will satisfy the 
requirements handed down by the 
College so that DKE may return to 
good standing within the college 

Try candlepin bowling for a 
unique entertainment experience 


(Continued from page 1) 
Bar. The Canterbury Club, an 
Episcopalian fellowship group, 
applied for and received an FC-4 
charter, entitling them to reserve 
college rooms for meetings and 
college recognition. The board 
denied Straight to the Bar's petition 
for an FC-3 charter, however. The 
representative of this singing group 
which is presently preparing a 
Broad way revue, failed to show that 
their proposed charter satisfied the 

conditions for college recognition. 

In other business, the Exec Board : 

• reported the appointments of 
John Simko '92 and Laurel Dodge 

'91 to the Environmental Impact ha "8 ° ut at 7 " E,even *** the hi S h 


For those of us not going home, 
visiting friends in Boston or in New 
York during Fall Break, night lifeon 
campus appears to be rather bleak. 
There will be no frat parties, school 
sponsored movies, and not many 
students will be around in the 
dorms. Even the library closes at 5 
p.m. for those of us who want to 
study at night during the four days. 

So what do we at night time in 
Brunswick? Well, we could hang 
out at Ben and Jerry's all night eating 
ice cream and counting the cars that 
pass by. Or we could pay to see a 
flick at the movie theatre on Maine 
Street. Or even better yet, we could 
venture down Maine Street and 

• announced its intention to form 
a committee to work on the plans 
for the new student center, as well 
as one to decide the fate of Searles 
Hall when the science center project 
is completed. 


The time of the Dining Service Student Advisory Committee meeting 
was incorrectly reported last week. It will be Wednesday, November 8, 
at 5 p.m. in Mitchell East. 

Last week's front page article was supposed to be continued on page 
4. It wasnt. Sorry. 


appeals to the students on campus, 
I offer one more alternative to 
Brunswick entertainment: 

candlepin bowling! Columbus Club 
Bowling Bowl is located just off 
Maine Street on Dunlap Street. Just 
walk down Maine Street on the right 
side and Dunlap is across from 
Senter's. For only $3.00 (renting 
shoes costs $.50 and playing a game 
costs $1.25), the student will get 
exercise (throwing the ball and 
running to throw theball), two hours 

of fun and laughs (mocking your 
friend's fifth consecutive gutter 
ball), and two hours of frustration 
(F*» !) 

In candlepin bowling, the bowler 
has three bowls (not balls!), instead 
of the two balls in traditional 
bowling. Consequently, one might 
think that candlepin bowling is easy. 
Wrong!!! The bowl is the size of a 
softball, and the pins are much 
skinnier and thus are harder to hit 
than regular bowling. For instance, 
it is very easy for a bowl to go in 
between two pins and not hit 

The key to this kind of bowling is 
having a nice smooth motion of the 
arm. The bowler does not have to 
throw the ball so hard that the floor 
willcrack. Pleasenotethesign above 
each lane, Don't Lob the Ball. Rather, 
have a nice easy arm motion, and 
followthrough. Good resultsshould 
come! . 1 

According to manager Lou 
Levesque, a good score for men is 
around 100 while a good score for a 
woman is around 90. 

I£ the bowler scores above 100 
there is a Maine candlepin 
professional tour. For $325 which 
covers the entry fee for six 

tournaments, the bowler could win 
up to $625 a tournament. 

But for the bowler who is getting 
bored of this new phenomena, there 
are refreshments in a vending 
machine,andthereisa television on 
all the time. I am sure the World 

Series will be on this weekend. 

Instead of hanging out with the 
high schoolers at 7-Eleven, go 
candlepin bowling over Fall Break! 
The lanes are open until 11 p.m., 
and Friday and Saturday nights are 
the best time to play. Remember: 
two hours of exercise, fun and 

Films we've seen 

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stage for the theme of fecundity that 
was to pervade throughout the film. 
At this point, our guest had already 
determined her opinion of the 
movie. "I hate this film," spaketh 
our loquacious guest. Nonetheless, 
we were determined to evaluate the 
whole thing, so we reassured our 
guest that the movie would 
improve. Weiie often. 

Molly (Kirstie Alley) is an 
attractive, single accountant who is 
impregnated by a married executive 
with whom she has art account. 
Here, the film makes strong anti- 
"choice" statements. From month 
one, the baby is endowed with 
obnoxious human characteristics 
and the voice of Bruce Willis to boot. 
On top of all this, she lies to her 
mother (Olympia Dukakis) about 
how she got pregnant, opting 
instead to tell her that she was 
artificially inseminated. Continuing 
the themes of prejudice and sexism, 
Molly's mother replies, "That's like 
sex with a frozen pop...only lesbians 
and ugly women do that." While 
we tried to stopfrom vomiting, Kim 
reassured us that we weren't jerks 
for bringing her to this movie 
(remember it wasn't our choice!). 

that the libidinous exec is cold- 
busted by Molly and a pal, thus 
putting an end to their affair. The 
trauma of seeing her lover with 
another woman sets Molly into fits 
of labor. It is at this point that we 
finally encounter James (John 
Travolta) the dashing taxi driver 
who takes Molly to the hospital and 
helps her through labor. The 
persistent James is hired to take care 
of Molly's child Mikey ( whatta cute 
name). With lines like "Somebody 
burp me before I blow up," Mikey 
proves to be about as witty and 
charming as an unflushed toilet. 
True to the film's non-liberated 
attitude, Molly is unable to cope on 
her own. She tries unsuccessfully to 
find suitable "fathers" for the child. 
The rest is just about as predictable 
as a re-run of Gilligan's Island. 

That's about it. Our feelings were 
best summed up by Ms. Thrasher 
who said, in response to a question 
as to what she was going to tell her 
fun-loving co-workers in the Deans 
Office, "Well, the movie was 
heinous, but hey, it was free." 
However, we (here at Celebrity 
Movie Review"") had a great time 
and thank Kim for coming with us. 
We recommend all of the class of '93 


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The Bowdoin Orient 

Page 7 


Homecoming- what a weekend it was! 

Rankings soared and records were smashed, with every team a winner 

ORIENT Sports Editor 

It was a made-to-order 
Homecoming Saturday; a day 
where everything just seemed to 
come together. The football team 
picked up its first win of the season 
in a heart-stopping game against 
the Jumbos of Tufts. Both soccer 
teams were amazing-the woman 
upset number-one ranked 
Plymouth State in a thrilling 
overtime victory, and the men's 
defeat of Colby put them in position 
to win the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin 
(CBB) title. Field hockey, cross 
country — and it just kept getting 


Give the Polar Bearsa lot of credit 
in this game. They completely 
halted the Jumbos's potent 
wishbone attack and came up with 
some very big plays to seal the 12-6 
win last week. 

No doubt about it, the defense 
was simply amazing. They held the 
Jumbos to a paltry 136 rushing 
vards — a team that went into the 
game averaging 342.3 yards. Tufts' 
leading rusher of the day, Steve 
Heney, who usually averages 60 
vards per game was held to 33. 
Their three other top rushers didn't 
fare any better. 

v As for the secondary — despitethe 
inexperience in the backfield, the 
defensive backs came through in 
the clutch last week. With Bowdoin 
only up by six with under a minute 
left to play in the game, Scott Landau 
'92 broke up a Jumbo pass in the 
endzone that if it been caught, 
would have won or at least tied up 
the game. 

"NESCAC honored the entire 
defense as Defensive Player of the 
Week because they held the Jumbos 

to such little yardage," said Coach 
Howard Vandersea. 

The Bears' offense came out 
charging on their first possession. 
In a drive that consumed nearly half 
the quarter, quarterback Mike Kirch 
'90 directed the squad methodically 
upfield. Both Paul Popeo '90 and 
Jim LeClair '92 alternated picking 
up chunks of yardage, as the Bears 
did not throw a single pass in this 

Faced with a fourth and one 
situation from their own 38 yard 
line, Bowdoin opted to go for the 
first down rather than punt. It was 

a gutsy call, but it paid off as, Kirch 
kept it on the option and picked up 
the first down. 

"We knew we had to keep the ball 
away from them," said Vandersea. 
"That play worked even better than 
we anticipated, and we were able to 
keep moving down the field." 

This drive was keyed by 
successful fourthdown conversions. 
It was another tough situation, as 
the offense faced fourth and goal 
from the three. Kirch once again 
took matters into his own hands 
and he ran in on the bootleg for the 
touchdown. After the kick failed, 
Bowdoin took an early 6-0 lead. 

Later in the quarter, the Jumbos 
tied it up on an eight yard TD pass. 
The score would remain tied at six 
for the next two quarters. 

About five minutes into the final 
quarter, Mike Webber '92 picked off 
his fourth pass of the season for a 1 6 
yard return. After Tufts was 
penalized for unsportsmanlike 
conduct, the Polar Bears took over, 
first and goal, at the Trinity nine. 

The offense capitalized on this 
opportunity, needing only three 
plays for the touchdown. Freshman 
Eric LaPlaca picked up his first 
collegiate touchdown off an 1 1 yard 
pass from Kirch. 

Bowdoin was 
now up 12-6, 
and despite 
Tufts' attempts 
to change it, 
that's the way it 
would stay. 

The Bears 
travel to 

Institute (WPI) 
this Saturday 
over the break. 
"WPI has a 
well balanced 
attack," said 
"They score a lot 
of points, but 
they also give up 
a lot as well." 

After facing 
the Engineers, 
Bowdoin will be 
at home for their 
last game at 
Whittier Field, 
as they host the 
Bobcats of Bates 

Number one in New England, number five in the country, the womens soccer team beat powerful Plymouth 
State last Sat Here Julie Roy "93 puts a move on a Panther defender. Photo by Cliff Ashley. 

Lance Hickey "91 on way to All-Maine status with a tobegintheCBB 
Bowdoin course record. Photo by Dave Wilby. 


Women's Cross Country 

The women's cross country tea m 
ran rampant over everyone this 
week. For the first time in ten 
years, since Joan Benoit was the 
individual champion, the women 
are the Maine State champions. 

With four runners finishing in 
the top ten, Bowdoin finished with 
35 points, way ahead of second- 
place Colby who ended up with 

Leading the way for the Bears 
was Eileen Hunt '93, Karen Fields 
'93, and Margaret Heron '91, who 
were selected to the All-Maine 

Hunt was the top Bowdoin 
runner, and she finished fourth 
overall in 18:03. 

Fields placed sixth overall with 
a time of 18:21 and Heron was 
right behind her, finishing the 3.1 
mile course in 18:22. 

Freshman Ashley Wernher 
finished in the number ten slot 
overall, in a time of 18:31. 

Not far behind Wernher was 
teammate Gretchen Herold '90, 
who captured 13th place in the 
meet and rounded out the 
Bowdoin top five, with a time of 

The Bear's take a 19-4 record 
into the open New England meet 
this Saturday. Coach Peter 
Slovenski isconfident of his team's 
ability and predicts that Bowdoin 
will finish in the top 12 out of the 
30 teams that will be competing. 

Women's Soccer 

Cross country was not the only 
Bowdoin team to finish first last 

The Bears battled number-one 
ranked Plymouth State and pulled 
out a hard-fought 1-0 overtime 
victory against the Panthers. The 
victory gave the squad a number- 
one ranking in the New England 
Coaches Poll with 48 points, as 
they just edged out Plymouth St. 
who had 47. 

Even more impressive is the fact 
that the squad is ranked fifth in the 
entire country in Division III. 

"Everyone on this team, 
including the seniors, had never 
beaten Plymouth State," said Coach 
John Cullen. 'That was a big 
motivating factor. Also, when you 
play a very good team such as 
Plymouth State, it also raises your 
level of play." 

It was Sue Ingram '90 who scored 
the lone goal from the right side for 
Bowdoin, unassisted. 

The first half of the contest was 
fairly even, according to Cullen. 

"We had about four good scoring 
chances, and they had about six, 
but neither team was able to score," 
he said. 

The second half looked much as 
the first did, with neither team being 
able to get the ball in the net. 

"We were a little worried going 
into the overtime," said Cullen. "I 
wasn't sure how we'd do, and I 
thought we might be a little tired, 
but it turned out well." 

Melanie Koza '91 picked up the 
win for the Polar Bears, making 10 

Now the squad is keeping their 
fingers crossed in regards to the 
EC AC tournament. They will not 
find out until Monday what the 
seeds will be, which makes it 
difficult to plan practices, not to 
mention fall break. 

If Bowdoin is seeded first or 

second in the six-team tournament, 
the team will not have to play until 
Nov. 3. The third and sixth seeds 
and the fourth and fifth will meet 
on Wed., Nov. 1. 

Cullen's squad hosted the Bobcats 
of Bates yesterday, and will wrap 
up the regular season on the road at 
Middlebury this Friday. 

Men's S occer 

The men's soccer team did similar 
damage to Colby, as they 
successfully ended their three game 
winless streak with a solid 2-0 
victory over Mules. The win 
boosted the Bears' record to 5-4-1 ; 
and a win over Bates in their final 
game of the year would mean a 
second consecutive CBB title for the 

Saturday, before the game began, 
Head Coach Time Gilbride honored 
the nine seniors on this year's squad 
with pregame introductions. He 
credited the nine players for "having 
turned the program around". 

The Bears overcame a sluggish 
start and dominated the Mules. The 
play of the midfielders was 
especially impressive as the Bears 
beat the Mules to every loose ball 
and played aggressively on defense 
as well. Offensively, the strikers 
consistently beat their defenders to 
(Continued on page nine) 

The mens soccer team handed Colby a 2-0 defeat last Sat., raising hopes 
for a CBB title. Photo by Annalisa Schmorlei tz. 

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The bowDoiN Orient 

Thursday, October 26, 1989 

Polar Bear Spotlight- 

No "I" in team for Gaylord 


ORIENT Asst. Sports Editor 

In a few years, somebody will 
probably ask Jessica Gaylord '89 
about her cross country career at 
Bowdoin. This person might ask 
her if she was an All- American. 
Jessica will say no. 

How many races did you win? 
they might wonder. Jessica will 
probably answer that she did not 
win races. 

She might be questioned about 
possibly being Bowdoin's best 
runner. Jessica will be likely to 
say that she wafs not the best 

Inevitably, the questioner will 
be curious about what she did 
accomplish as a Bowdoin athlete. 
Jessica will be able to say that she 
was a member of one of the 
nation's best women's cross 
country teams, and as a matter of 
fact, that she was the captain. 

This is not to say that Jessica 
Gaylord is not a good runner, 
because she is an- important 
runner on Coach Peter Slovenski's 
squad. But Gaylord's biggest 
contribution is her leadership. 

"Jess had risen to the job of 
being captain," said Coach 
Slovenski. "She's very team 

Perhaps the most individual of 
team sports, cross country squads 
areoften difficult to lead, because 
team members often compete 
against one another. 

Success as a team is achieved 
by directing competitiveness to 
opponents on Saturdays, not 
between team members during 
the week. 

Really good teams run in packs, 
because cross country's most 
important time is that which 
separates the first runner from 
the fifth, not the time of the 
winning runner. 

The success of the women's 
cross country team is a result of a 
consistent team effort every week. 

According to Slovenski, 'The 
team works well together, and a 

lot of that comes from Jessica." 

"Much more than ever before, 
we're a pack running team," said 
Gaylord, "This team runs together." 

The unity of the squad is not a 
result of years of running together. 
The juniors on the squad have been 
together for three years, but the three 
seniors have not run every season 
due to study away or other reasons. 
The rest of the team is made up of 

The leadership of Gaylord has 
helped bring the team together and 
has helped it win. Both she and 
Coach Slovenski feel that the 
attitude and camaraderieof the team 
is exceptional, and Slovenski credits 
his captain with fostering this 

Team members agree with their 
coach. "She's always positive," said 
Kim Dirlam'91, "She is always there 
and she's fun to be around. 
Everybody feels comfortable with 

"She's incredibly, incredibly 
supportive," said Ashley Wernher 
'93, who added that Gaylord also 
"will push the team to work." 

In terms of individual 
performance, Gaylord is, like the 
team, having her best season. This 
fall the captain has finished 
consistently in the top seven, 
including finishing fourth at Mount 
Holyoke on Oct. 7. 

Coach Slovenski said, "Being 
captain has make her a better 

Gaylord said she is more into 
running now than anytime since 
high school. 

Gay lord is a grad uate of Flagstaff 
(AZ) High School, where she "was 
more of a track runner" than a 
cross country runner. She started 
running as a sophomore, and 
qualified for the Arizona State 
Meet in her first year of running, 
as well as in her junior and senior 
years. She was captain of both the 
cross country and the track team 
as a senior. . 

Jessica came to Bowdoin in the 
fall of 1985, and ran cross country 
and track under a couple of 
different coaches in her first two 
years. Then in the fall of '87, she 
took a semester off, and worked in 
an organic chemistry lab in 

Gaylord, a member of the class 
of 1989, is often asked if it is tough 
to stick around for this, her final, 

Let the questions end here. "I 
made the choice to be here," said 

The choice seems to be a good 
one, as the women harriers have 
compiled a 19-4 record, including 
the tri-meets and larger 
in vita tionals. The Bears are ranked 
number two in New England 
Division III, and eleventh in the 
nation (Div. III). 

"Coach Slovenski's program is 
working really well," said Gaylord, 
(Continued on Page 12) 

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ORIENT Sports Editor 

The Head of the Charles — it is 
crew races, tents along the river, 
and students in sweat shirts from 
every college on the East Coast. 

Not only does the regatta have a 
long tradition behind it/ it is the 
largest single day rowing event in 
the country. There was\a record 
number of boats registered for the 
event this year. In fact, tHere were 
so many that the race was limited to 
851 individual boatclubs/rowing 

The women's competitive 
heavyweight and lightweights boats 
headed down to the Charles with 
the rest of the team, but due to the 
large number of entrants in the race, 
they were not able to compete. 

The system is done by lottery, 
and as a result, both of the women's 
boats ended up on the waiting list. 

Last weekend when the crew 
team traveled down to Cambridge, 
and both the men's lightweight and 
the men's heavies were able to race. 

The unofficial results stated that 
the men's lightweight boat finished 
in 25th place out of 35 boats. The 
Bears left behind such powerhouses 
as Yale, Duke and Colby in their 
wake. Composed of Clark Eddy 
'91,NickSchmid'91,Jon Martin '92 
and Jake Carbine '93,and coxed by 
Anita Fuchslochcr '91 , the boat even 
held off Harvard until the last mile. 

Due to the very strong winds. 
Carbine lost his footing and fell into 
the water between the boat and the 
dock. Despite the dunking, he got 
right back into the boat as if nothing 

Dave Moore-Nichols '91, Peter 
Mc Arthur '92, Phil Jurgelite '92, and 
John Peters '93 made up the men's 
heavies, and Cindy Atwell '92 was 
the coxswain. They had a good day, 
as they placed 21 st out of 38 boats. 
Not only that, but they continued 
their tradition of passing at least 
one boat while not allowing 
themselves to be passed. 

The Head of the Charles is the 
culmination of a the fall crew season. 


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the corners to receive passes. 

Despite their constant pressure, 
the Bears were unable to get off any 
shots until mid way through the first 
half. Their relentless attack and 
ball control paid off when 
midfielder Bill Lange'91 picked up 
a loose ball inside the eighteen and 
blasted a shot into the upper left- 
center of the net to give the Bears a 
1-0 edge into halftime. 

The second half was a carbon 
copy of the first half as the Bears 
overcame a slow start and then 
controlled play. At the 64:32 mark, 
the Bears added an insurance goal 
off a corner kick play. Senior Tom 
Groves' cross was headed in by 
Creg Hostetter '91 to striker Chris 
Garbaccio '90, who finished the play 
with a shot into the left side of the 

The goal was Garbaccio's fifth of 
the season, tying him with Lance 
Conrad '91 and Bob Shultz '90 for 
the team lead. 

The goal was Garbaccio's third 
in the last five games. 

Hostetter's assist was his first to 
go along with three goals for the 

For the game, the Bears outshot 
the Mules 8-2. Of the Bears eight, 
Lange had four, showing the Bears 
midfield dominance. The Mules 

were denied shots and had only 
one in each half. 

Bruce Wilson '90 made two saves 
for his fourth shutout of the season. 

Give credit to the entire team for 
this defensive play which by the 
end had frustrated several Colby 
players to the point where they gave 
up after losing possession to a Bear 

The Bears final home game of the 
year is Nov. 1 against Bates for the 
CBB title. Game time is 2:00 p.m. 

Men's Cross Country 

With its "best race this season", 
according to Coach Slovenski, the 
men's cross country team raced to a 
third place finish out of nine teams 
in the Maine State Invitational. 

Tri-captain Lance Hickey '91 was 
the top runner for Bowdoin, as he 
finished the five milecourse in 26:29, 
a Bowdoin course record. 

Slovenski praised Hickey as a 
"hard working runner who is very 
mentally tough." Hickey was the 
only Bowdoin runner who was an 
All-Maine selection. 

Junior tri-captain John 
Dougherty also had a great race, as 
he finished eleventh overall with a 
time of 2654. 

Right on his heels was teammate 
Sam Sharkey '93, who completed 

the course in 27:00. 

Rounding out the Bowdoin top 
five were tri-captain Mary Malague 
'90, who finished 17 overall with 
27:17, and Bill Callahan '92, who 
had a 19th place overall finish at 

The men race at the New 
England s this Saturday, against the 
East Coast's finest runners. 

. Field Hockey 

They just seem to get better and 
better. Coached by Sally LaPointe, 
the field hockey team defeated 
Conn. College 5-3. 

With the win, the Polar Bears are 
ranked eighth in Division III New 
England Region, and improved 
there record to 7-2-1. 

The team was very pleased with 
their performance, as they played a 
very aggressive game and handled 
their small passes well. 

Leading 3-2 at the half, Bowdoin 
blastedthe Camels for two more 
goals in the second half to seal the 

Sheila Carroll '90 was the top 
scorer for the Bears, as she finished 
with three goals. 

Both Michelle Godbout '91 and 
Sarah Clodfelter '91 also had a goal 
to round out the scoring. 

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'92 , and Isabelle Taube '92 each 
tallied an assist in last week's 

The Polar Bears hosted Colby on 
Tuesday and defeated the 
WhiteMules 3-2. Full coverage of 
the game will appear in the next 
week's issue. 


The tennis team wrapped up 
their season with a four-day road 
trip to the New Englands at 
Amherst. Against very tough 
competition, the Polar Bears did 
extremely well, tying for nineth 
place in a field of 28 teams. 

In what Coach Paul Baker called 
the "best match of the day" the 
number one doubles team of co- 
captain Erika Gustafson '90 and 
Heidi Wallenfels '91 handily 
defeated the topdoubles team from 
Wheaton 6-1, 6-3. 

This was a great win,considering 
that the Wheaton duo had been 
undeafeated all season coming into 
New Englands. 

In the other doubles matches, 
the pair of Alison Vargas'93 and 
Kathryn Loebs '91 downed Regis 

6-3, 6-2 in number two doubles 
before falling to Amherst in the 
following round. 

Co-Captain Jen Grimes *91 and 
Marti Champion "93, at the number 
three slot, easily beat Salve Regina 
6-3,6-1 before also losing to 

Grimes had a fantastic day at the 
number five singles slot, as she 
reached the semi-finals before 
falling to a player from Tufts. 

"Jen just played a great game, " 
said Coach Baker. 

In the first round. Grimes won 
the first set 7-6, and then blanked 
her opponent from MIT 6-0 in the 
second set. 

Neither of her opponents from 
Simmons or Conn. College could 
wina game in the next two rounds, 
as Grimes cruised to the semi-finals. 
At the six spot sophomore Nicole 
Gastdhguay advance to the third 
round before falling to Colby. 

Her opponent from Curry College 
was simply no contest, as 
Gastonguay blanked her 6-0 in both 
sets. After losing the first set 3-6 in 
the second round, she rallied to win 
the next two sets 6-1, 7-5 and 
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No more skirting the issue 

The Maine Times article which 
Appeared last week probably 
caught a lot of people's attention 
with its headline, "Bowdoin's 
financial squeeze." A lot of 
people, from within the campus and 
outside it, like to see Bowdoin's 
administrators squirm while trying to 
answer tough questions. 

In this case, tough questions were 
asked, but the focus, from Bowdoin's 
point of view,- has been thrown off the 
college's financial problems because of 
the large number of errors the College 
contends appeared in the story. It's too 
bad the Maine Times madea few mistakes, 
though, because the article raised some 
very real questions. 

Bowdoin's needs as it heads into the 
Nineties are well-documented. The 
Science Center is already into the "hole- 
in-the-ground" stage, yet the source of 
funds is either unknown to everyone, or 
a well-hidden secret. The campus center 
is in the designing stages, and the 
desperately needed dining facility is 
likely to be included in that. But if there's 
no money for the science building, what 
would make anyone believe there's cash 
fora student center. Talkabout expanding 
the College has died down — for the time 
being. But there's certainly an eye toward 
it for the distant future (or maybe not so 
distant), and money, lots of it, will be 
needed for all the changes that would be 


These expenditures do not even take 
into consideration the yearly rise in costs 
of operation, teaching expenses, 
replacement and updating of equipment 
and resources, and the countless other 
escalating bills of the College. 

All of which equal rising tuition costs. 
And we know that story all too well. 

It seems to us that Bowdoin has been 
worrying an awful lot about its image in 
print recently. We don't mean to say that 
the College should have ignored the 
recent errors in U.S. News & World Report 
and the Maine Times; both merited anger. 
But the College needs to address the 
issues raised by the Maine Times article. 
Where is the money for these projects 
coming from? Are we sitting around to 
wait for the National Science Foundation 
assistance that President Greason is so 
"optimistic" about? What if it doesn't 
happen? What if no happy donor with 
$3J5 million (or $10 million) shows up to 
give the project a boost? Do we wait and 
hope that the Bicentennial campaign will 
bring in the, money for all these projects? 

Or do we raise tuition to $25,000 before 

this year's freshman classgraduates? We 
hope this isn't the answer — but what 
other is there right now? 

A lot of questions are raised by the 
Maine Times article. When will we know 
the answers? 


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Letters to the Editor 

Homophobia does not exist only in Washington- 

To the Editor: 

While I don't know whether or not Barney 
Frank is guilty of solicitation and of abusing 
his position to get rid of Gobie's parking 
tickets, I do know that I think that it is 
ridiculous to prosecute people on the basis of 
their sexual preference and their choice of 
positions. I applaud Colin Sample for 
expressing a view that will cause some to 
consider him to be an abnormal, sick 
individual, or worse, a homosexual. 

The sort of sexism that is currently rampant 
in Washington, D.C. is also alive and well on 
Bowdoin campus. I have heard reports of 
GLSA posters being torn down before the 
information on them ceased to be relevant. 
Also, I have heard the locker room variety of 
insults which invariably involve making 
insinuations about a teammate's engaging in 
homosexual activities or thoughts. These 
insults are not confined to the locker rooms. 
Walking through a coupleof freshman dorms, 
I have seen these homophobic insults scrawled 
across the doors. These insults are meant as 
attacks or as jests and involve "messages" 

from hypothetical homosexual lovers written 
beside other messages with implications of 
homosexual acts and other acts, such as 

Do students realize the damage they are 
doing in writing these messages and in tearing 
down posters meant to help other human 
beings? I find it sad that at an institution of 
higher learning where the students are 
supposed to be some of the nation's finest we 
still have this kind of aggressive ignorance. 
Bowdoin needs to take a stronger stance on 
sexism against those with differing sexual 
preferences. This sort of behavior has to be 
shown to be as unacceptable as prejudice 
against women and against racial and ethnic 
minorities. The problem has to be 
acknowledged and addressed. People need 
to be made aware of their own prejudiced 
behaviors and they need to confront the 
reasons for them. If they can't do that, they 
should keep their behaviors to themselves. 
Only through confrontation of the problem 
will it begin to be solved. 

Lara K. Crocker "91 

Irresponsible drinking must stop- 

To the Editor: 

I was recently informed of the Moore Hall 
incident of this past weekend in which a 
visitor to Bowdoin became so intoxicated that 
drastic medical attention was necessary - 
apparently much more drastic than for the 
year's previous incidents. The occurrence 
comes as no surprise, yet I am nonetheless 
shocked . When one is told of someone coming 
dangerously close to death from intoxication, 
shock seems to be a natural response. 

However, I am under the (hopefully false) 
impression that many students will shrug 
this off as another "Oh, they must have been 
a lightweight,'* or a That won't happen to 
me" sort of incident. I do not know the 

particulars of this incident, or any of the year's 
others, but a pattern seems to be developing, 
and the final stitch of that pattern is death. If 
incidents of this magnitude persist, someone 
is going to die, and it could be any one of us. 

Many may think this is overreacting, but it 
is better to make a plea now to stop someone 
from becoming extremely drunk than after 
our community loses a member because 
someone else refused to stop them for fear of 
embarrassment. It is too much to ask us to 
stop drinking entirely, but is it too much to 
ask that we become a bit more concerned 
about losing someone we know and love to a 
preventable overdose? I hope not. 

Brian Goldberg 

Thursday, October 26, 1989 

Greason leaves Bowdoin with a financia 

To the Editor: 

The Bowdoin Orient 

1 J AGE 11 



The Maine Times article is kinder 
to Bowdoin than Bowdoin deserves. 

It does, however, contain the 
devastating admission by our 
peerless President that Bowdoin 
purchased a quarter-million dollar 
brochure which comes out in favor 
of a new science building. His pride 
in this accomplishment echoes the 
pride he displayed in caving in (as 
he tells the story) to the Town of 
Brunswick's demand for a new 
parking lot behind Cleaveland Hall. 

Assuming we survive the few 

months of decisions he has left to 
him, we have a long list of neglected 
priorities to face: a new science 
center, a student social center ( to 
replace The Library), residential 
space (which the President claims 
will be funded by the sale of the 
Lancaster and Taylor residences), 
modern classrooms, etc. etc. 
Greason leaves us in a mess, even as 
he retreats to the lazy life that a 
$120,000 salary affords. But at least 
and at last — he leaves us. 

His legacy lives on, however. 
Bowdoin yelps like a scalded dog 
when U.S. News & World Report 

screws up some figures. If the poll is 
really meaningless — as it is — why 
should we care? Answer: Bowdoin 
has become a fu nction of perception . 
It is no longer confident that if is 
doing what it should be doing as a 
liberal arts college. As Mr. 
Mersereau says, "We're all trying to 
compete with the best in the nation 
so it shouldn't be surprising that 
our costs are the same." This is to 
tell us that price is the same as 

As Mr. Greason says... 

H.R. Coursen 

Democrat clarifies response- 

Students question closed Governing Board meetings 

To the Editor 

Last Friday, a meeting of the 
Governing Board was held in Beam 
cJassroom. A group of students 
stood outside, handing out 
information and expressing the 
desire that the college not sell cerain 
properties. Once the meeting was 
about to start, several of us went in 
and sat down in a back corner. 
President Greason, apparently 
concerned that we were going to 
cause trouble during the discussion, 
came over and asked us to leave. 
We politely explained that we were 
not intending to cause "trouble," 
but, in fact, merely wanted to stay to 
hear what was said. President 
Greason stated that there was no 
precedence for students attending a 
Governing Board meeting and 
expressed Concern that this 
"inappropriate" behavior might 
lead to large numbers of students 
and faculty attending in the future. 

There are two points arising from 
that last statement that should be 
cause for concern. The first is that 

students in the past do not seem to 
have attempted to sit in on one of 
these meetings. Although, as 
President Greason pointed out, two 
student representatives attend the 
meeting, their function as a bridge 
between the main student body and 
the administration has been weakly 
carried out at best. This is not to 
blame them, we are al guilty for not 
having asked about meetings more 
often (at all?!) and not making the 
politics of this campus more a part 
of our experience here. 

That brings us to our second point. 
One of the major concerns brought 
up again and again by our student 
government and by the 
administration is the widespread 
problem of apathy on this campus. 
Yet, here was a small group of 
interested students who were 
apparently asked to leave at least 
partially because of the concern that 
their action might attract more 
students to the meetings in the 
future. When asked why having 
large numbers of students and 

faculty getting involved in such 
meetings would be something to 
avoid, President Greason had no 
answer other than to reiterate that 
our presence was somehow 

We would like to ask that 
President Greason explain to the 
students of this school just why 
meetings such as this, that so clearly 
affect us, should be closed to us. We 
would also like to know exactly why 
larger numbers of students and 
faculty getting more involved in this 
school would be considered 
"inappropriate behavior," rather 
than a sign that times are changing 
for the better. It is time we stopped 
asking each other these questions in 
the dorms and out on the quad. It is 
time to take our questions to the 
people who can, and should, 
provide us with some logical 
answers and solutions. 

Pamela Smith 

Tom Rubottom 

John Simko 

Ted Labbe 

To the Editor: 

Colin Sample's editorial 
comments last week concerning my 
letter of 10/T3/89 grossly 
misinterpreted my point of view. 
When I wrote the letter in response 
to one of a series of pieces on Rep. 
Barney Frank (D-Mass), I believed it 
was clear and concise enough for 
the average person to understand. It 
appears I was mistaken. 

Drumming up contention where 
none exists, Mr. Sample asserts by 
innuendo that I believe it is perfectly 
acceptable for those of the Right to 
persecute Rep. Frank, acting on their 
homophobic complexes. Nowhere 
in my letter did I support such idiocy . 
Indeed, that "no one" should 
prejudge Rep. Frank was theessence 
of my letter and is the crux of the 
issue at hand. 

I am a liberal and a Democrat in 
part because I believe that fairness is 
the cornerstone of justice and that 
two wrongs don't make a right. It is 
not "fair" to prejudge Rep. Frank 
before all the information is laid in 
front of us. And, while it perfectly 
all right to "believe" that Rep. Frank 
should be exonerated, it is not 
acceptable to act upon such a view 
which is, necessarily, uninformed. 

Though our justice system is not 
perfect, it is the culmination of more 
than two hundred years of 
experience and deserves some level 
of deference. It allows the average 
citizen to serve on a jury and to 
decide on the merits of each case. It 
is not a think tank of pious 
intellectuals, nor hot-headed 
"mightier than thou" journalists. It 
is a jury of the defendant's peers 
that lays down final judgement. 

Symbolism of the Confederate flag depends on the interpretor- 

To the Editor 

Consider the Confederate Flag: 
thirteen identical stars arranged and 
contained in horizontal bars that 
cross in that center. A simple design, 
yet the spark of much controversy. 
At the center of this controversy is a 
misconception of interpretation. I 
will endeavor to demonstrate this. 

If I interpret the flag strictly — in 
adherence to an original intent — I 
view the flag as a symbol of a nation, 
particularly the political structure 
of that nation, particularly the 
political structure of that nation: 
each star represents an equal state. 
None of these states is given more 
power than the others. This is clear 
from each star being identical and 
having no preponderance of 
position: the flag has no top or 
bottom, and is essentially the same 
regardless of the angle from which 
it is viewed or displayed. Thus, I 
conclude that the flag may be only 
materially interpreted as 
representative of a political system. 
No one will deny that the flag stands 

for this. 
Inevitably, those values of a nation 

become attributed with its national 
symbol. However, this is not to say 
that these values must, or 
unconditionally are,associated with 
this flag: the flag is a symbol, I may 
see there whatever I wish. The 
question arises: must I see a specific 
"something," when I look at a 
specific symbol, or am I obligated to 
view theConfederate flag as having 

a specific preponderant meaning? 
Consider the following two 

First, I will assign, for the sake of 
argument, the "highest" value to 
the right of self-determination. This 
assumes that the will is the 
"highest," the best part of a human, 
and that a human realizes this part 
of him/herself through exercising 
his/her will. Self-determination is 
undeniable critical in the "free" 
expression of volition. Thus, I must 
arbitrarily affirm a group of people's 
arbitrary right to determine their 
own government, to determine who 
is a citizen of that government, to 
determine the criteria defining 
citizenship, to determine what 
privileges citizenship entails, and 
to determine the status of resident 

Second, I will assign, for the sake 
of argument, the "highest" value to 
a group of unalienable rights that 
each human possesses simply by 
being human. This assumes that 
humans cannot lead a "free" life 
without recognition of these rights. 
Here, the part of humanity that is 
"free" from intervention is the 
"highest"; we aspire to be "free" 
from non-affirmation and non- 
recognition of these rights. Thus, I 
must arbitrarily condemn any 
person, institution, or society that 

deprives any person of these rights. 

'The conception of freedom 

directly derives from the view that 

is taken of what constitutes the self. 

a person, a man" ; "enough 
manipulation with the definition of 
man, and freedom can be made to 
mean whatever the manipulator 
wishes." "Recent history has made 
it only too clear that the issue is not 
merely academic." Interpretation is 
circular, reflective: the conclusion is 
dependent solely on the criteria by 
which the subject is judged. These 
criteria are determined by value. 
Anyone judging the Confederate 
those he believes to be embodied by 
the Flag. 

I may assign any value I wish to 
any aspect of the human animal. 
This is a subjective judgment, it 
depends entirely on my perception, 
or how I choose to see the world. 
Value is representative of how a 
person feels. Ultimately, any 
valuation is utterly arbitrary: I see 
humanity as I see it only because I 
choose to see it that way. Valuation 
(morality) is subjective, and cannot 
be turned into an objective criteria 
without contradicting itself. 

To judge any symbol solely from 
one perspective and to affirm this 
judgement as the predominant one 
is subjective, it reveals only the 
perspective from which the symbol 
is judged. Neither the Klu Klux Klan 
nor the BlackCurrent has objectively 
evaluated either the Confederate 
flag or the Confederate Nation. 
Rather, each group has assigned an 
arbitrary value to the flag and 
appropriated it for their use. 

I consider a realization of 
interpretation's nature — that what 
you see is only determined from 
where you look — to be vital to 
understanding anything. The 
Confederate Flag embodies 
slavery/racism and independence/ 
self-determination. One cannot be 
advanced over the other; it is all a 
matter of perspective. Any 
sentiment that entails one 
interpretation as "better" than 
another simply defies the nature of 
interpretation; it imposes one 
subjective, arbitrary value upon 
another and reduces theentire issue 
to a matter of force. Thus, I may 
proudly display my Confederate 
flag knowing that it embod ies values 
both admired and detested. 
Whether you detest or adore the 
Confederate Flag, or what you think 
it stands for, I demand that you be 
a ware that you are solely responsible 
for these views, and I challenge 
anyone to reveal, delineate, and 
account for some objective standard 
by which anything may be judged 
as "good" or "bad." 

Neither I, nor any member of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon advocates 
racism. To assume that I have, by 
displaying a symbol that may be 
construed as racist, declared myself 
a racist is ridiculous and contrary to 
the definition of a symbol (especially 
a symbol that may be varyingly 

interpreted). Perception is not 
Thomas Dene 

Such a system, whatever its 
demerits, is certainly to be preferred 
over a panel of Colin Sample's. While 
I, too, would like to have seen Col. 
Oliver North receive a stiffer 
sentence, not being privy to all the 
relevant information I realize I am 
not, rightfully so, in a position to 
change the judgement and that my 
ideology can certainly bias my 
judgement. The same holds true for 
Barney Frank's situation. 

Further, to lend even one more 
voice to the bloodthirsty howls of 
blind partisans is destructive and 
the product of a double standard. 
When reading Mr. Sample's 
bantering, one is reminded of a child 
on a playground. He whines about 
what the "other kids" are doing 
without considering what the fair 
and ethical action is for himself. 

Mr. Sample has not helped Rep. 
Frank's position one iota. He has 
simply added one more breath of 
hot air to what has quickly been 
stoked into a hurricane of bias and 
prejudgement. In the interest of 
fairness, I would ask Mr Sample to 
cease writing about supporting 
Congressman Frank. He has enough 
problems without one more 
idealogue trying to buck the system . 


Adam Samaha '92 

College Democrats 

P.S. As to the Democrats losing 
"all the elections these days," last 
time I checked, we controlled 28 
governorships, held 3 1 /2 as many 
state legislatures as the Republicans, 
had a 10 seat majority in the Senate, 
ana occupied over 60% of all House 

Reader questions 
Patriot writer's 
moral system 

To the Editor: 

InJeffZeman's article in the latest 
issue of The Boxvdoin Patriot, I read 
several interesting sentences 
relating to the legalization of drugs. 
"From a moral standpoint, it is 
impossible for me to say that all 
drug use is abominable." He 
continues, "Morally, we cannot 
allow drugs like heroin and cocaine 
to become legal." What possible 
system of morals could he be writing 
about? Christian? Republican? 

I found an answer in the 
subsequent paragraph: "However, 
if this country offers higher penalties 
for both the dealers and the users, 
then people might think twice about 
selling or buying the drugs. 
Although this 'deterrent theory' has 
failed in the past, not trying is simply 
admitting defeat." It seems that his 
morals must include a 
commandment for enforcing them 
on others. A virulent sense of 
righteousness like this only succeeds 
in making the issue seem like a 
children's game. Please, be sure your 
morals win. 

Bars around the dealers. 
Pockets full of squealers, 
Needles, needles, 
All fall down. 

Barry Courtois '91 

Page 12 

The Bowdoin Orient 


(Continued from page 1) 

attempt by solidarity to non- 
violently transform that communist 
system." He is now intensely 
involved in The Greens, acting as 

oneoftheorganization's six national 

He described The Greens as a 
political movement "rooted in an 
ecological understanding of the 
world." Addressing the shared 
misconception that The Greens deals 
only with environmental issues, he 
pointed out the organization's 
concern with "issues dealing with 
women, race, and economic 
organization." He said he feels the 
political system in the United States 
treats these types of issues as 
separate entities, whereas Greens' 
supporters view them as connected . 
Rensenbrink is active in the 
organization's current attempt .to 
form a political party, one which he 
feels would be "a fundamental 
alternative" to the established 

Rensenbrink's interest in non- 
violent methodsof structural change 
extends beyond his research on 
Poland and his involvement in The 
Greens. He is also involved in a 
research project for which he 
interviews state and national 
officials "whose politics are 
transformational." He said he will 
be interviewing Commissioner of 
Agriculture in Texas Jim Hightower 
next month. 

Rensenbrink cited hisimpressions 
of "the great philosophers' 
teachi ngs" as explana tion of h is o wn 
thought and action. He said he takes 
a cue from them and poses the 
question: "what is the intellectual 
vocation today?" He answered, "it 
must be a revolutionary one, non- 

Thursday, October 26. 1989 

violent of course, involving changes 
in structures of thought as well as 
structures of power." He said he 
understands Plato, Rousseau, and 
John Stuart Mill to be revolutionary. 
Their practice of going "to the root" 
of a problem made him believe that 
"ideas, if good, must affect one's 

Rensenbrink's ideas affected his 
life outside Brunswick, as they did 
his life on Bowdoin campus. Dean 
Fuchs described Rensenbrink as 
"one of Bowdoin's exciting and 
stimulatingteachers." Rensenbrink 
said, "[I] always felt I wanted to 
help students and everyone in the 
college to see alternate structures of 
thoughtand power and to stimulate 
them to act responsibly on what 
they see." 

It is a well known fact that change 
comes slowly to age-old institutions, 
and this resistance to change 
combined with Rensenbrink's 
eagerness for change produces a 
situation pregnant w^th 
ambivalence. He said "it hasn't 
always been an easy fit between a 
person like meand an establishment 
like Bowdoin. We'd try to get along, 
and often quite well, but often it's 
been a very doubtful marriage." 
Rensenbrink "saluted" the 
mediators, "those who've sensed 
the real nature of the relationship 
and have sought to deal and 

Rensenbrink added, "there have 
been golden momentsand some not 
soverygoldenatall/'Hesaid "more 
often than I would have liked it, 
[Bowdoin] seemed like a drain on 
me, intellectually and spiritually." 
Rensenbrink said he took the 
positive and negative into account 
when deciding on the fate of his 


(Continued from page eight) 

who predicted continued success in 
the future. 

Gaylord will graduate with a 
double major in physics and 
government. She truly fits into the 
student-athlete mold, attaining 
James Bowdoin Scholar status last 

The team has three big meets 
coming up: New England (open), 
ECAC, and New England (Div.HI). 
The squad realizes that Gaylord has 

been a big part of this season's 
successes, and will be important in 
these big meets. 

'The team depends on her to run 
well and provide leadership," said 

Jessica Gaylord may not be an 
AU-American runner, but if they 
gave out a wards for leadership, she 
might be All-World. 

"I wanted to make the best of 
being here," said Gaylord. She 
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stay at Bowdoin. In keeping with 
his political belief in non-violent 
techniques that nevertheless change 
the status quo, Rensenbrink said 
one has "to take stock of your needs... 
sort out your options, and make 
choices." Rensenbrink said that 
"choices are never all that 
stunningly clear, but you've got to 
make them anyway." 

He highlighted his positive 
memories of Bowdoin in terms of 
the relationships he developed with 
those comprising the Bowdoin 
community. He said "(I will] miss 

my friends: professors, secretaries, 
administrators, and staff 
throughout the college." He 
recognized that "you get to know a 
lot of wonderful people in24 years." 

Rensenbrink identified the 
students and the learning process 
they went through with him as one 
reward he received from teaching. 
He said he "will miss the students 
who chose to take my classes — 
those moments of mutual discovery, 
of laughter, and those sudden 
encounters with the reality that lies 
behind the appearances." 

Rensenbrink will return to 

Bowdoin to once more use the 
classroom to search behind 
appearances. In the spring of 199] 
he will implement the results of his 
current research and teach a class 
on ecology and democracy. He said 
he feels "the class should be a fun 

Meanwhile, Rensenbrink will 
search for the realities behind 
Poland'sappearanceand the United 
States' political facade. He will 
contribute, with his writing and 
involvement in The Greens, to the 
attempt for non-violent 
transformations of political systems. 

Professor John Rensenbrink 

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Greason announces 
bequest of $7 million 



ORIENT Editor in Chief 

President A. LeRoy Greason 

opened Monday's faculty meeting 

by announcing that the Coilege had 

received a gift of over S7 million 

the estate of J. Houghton 

Dan, Jr. '20. 

The bequest represents the largest 
single gift to the College in its 
history. The previous largest was 
the S3.5 million pledge from William 
F. Farley '64 in 1984, which was 
used in the construction of the Farley 
Field House. Monday's 
announcement was met with a gasp 
of surprise from the assembled 

J. Houghton McLellan *20, in 
photo taken from The Bugle. 

McLellan, a native of Bath, died 
on October 18, in Melrose, Mass., 
after a long career in the insurance 
industry. He was 91. His gift adds 
nearly five percent to the College's 
endowment, raising it from S145 to 
$152 million. 

At the meeting, President Greason 
read directly from the Houghton's 
will. The terms of the bequest call 
for two thirds of the gift to be used 
to establish the Emma McLellan 
Duncan Scholarship Fund, which 
would be used to "pay the tuition of 
as many students as possible." The 
will reads that such scholarships 
should be awarded by the President 
of the College "on the basis, first, of 
financial necessity..., secondly, good 
character, and, thirdly, scholastic 

The remaining one-third of the 
bequest will create the Marshall P. 
Cramand PhillipMeserveMemorial 
Fund. The income from the newly- 
created fund, which honors two 
members of the faculty who taught 
chemistry during McLellan's 
undergraduate years, will be used 
for the general purposes of the 
College. McLellan a*sked that a 
memorial plaque to the two men be 
placed in a science building on 

Greason said at the meeting that 
the gift will not impact this year's 
budget, and that the full effect of the 
gift would be felt over the next three 
years. The College will receive the 
gift after the close, on Dec. 31, 1989, 
(Continued on page 6) 

Nearly 100 Bowdoin students made the long trek to Washington last weekend for the pro-choice rally, where 
this sign made sure everyone knew who they were. Photo by Annalisa Schmorleitz. 

Large contingent mobilizes for choice 

Is food on your mind? 


The holiday season is not only 
full of football games, but also full 
of food . The Counseling Service and 
the Dean of Students' office are very 
aware of the anxiety over weight 
which many students feel during 
this time of year. 

Last week. Freshmen Advisor 
Kim Thrasher, Assistant Director of 
Dining Service Mary Lou Kennedy, 
Dr. Roy Weymouth, college 
physician and Beverly Gelwick, 
director of. the counseling service, 
met to "discuss our concerns over 

eating disorders on the campus," 
according to Thrasher. 
Thrasher said they are now 

ORIENT Asst. News Editor 

For the second time in seven 
months, tens of thousands of people 
gathered in Washington, DC. to 
show their support for the right of a 
women to decide the fate of her 

The rally in Washington was only 
one of many demonstrations which 
occurred across the country on 
Sunday, Nov. 12 to challenge the 
decision made by the Supreme 
Court in the Webster vs. 
Reproductive Health Services. The 
July ruling gave the states greater 
freedom to regulate restrictions on 
abortion rights. 

In the nation's capitol, U.S. Park 
Service Police estimated 150,000 
people were present at Sunday's 
rally. Molly Yard, president of the 

campaigning for awareness of the National Organization for 
anxiety associated with food. She Women(NOW) led the rally and 
said the group felt that the stressed the primacv of this issue in 
widespread popularity of diets is the elections to come, 
cause for attention. Thrasher The rally celebrated the recent 
pomted out that those who feel they pro-choice victories in the 
are overweight and want to start a gubernatorial races in New Jersey 
diet should make sure they a nd Virginia and the mayoral 
"evaluate that diet." She added, election in New York. David N. 
"they should make sure the people Dinkins, mayor-elect of New York 
who designed it and run it are City, was one of many speakers. He 
qualified. If they guarantee you said the message sent bv the voters 

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in this year's elections demonstrated 
that the country believes in a 
woman's right to choose. 

Additional speakers focused on 
demonstrating to state lawmakers 
voters' concerns regarding the 
limitation of abortion rightsand how 
voters can make their opinion 
known through their votes. 

The Congressional leaders who 
were present expressed their 
commitment toward maintaining 
abortion rights in their states. 
Democrats such as Barbara 

Mikulski of Maryland, Nita M. 
Lowey of New York and Alan 
Cranston of California challenged 
thecourts ruling in the Webster case 
and emphasized that this issue must 
now be fought within the states. 

Republican leaders such as Bob 
Packwood of Oregon stressed that 
the President and the Republican 
Party must realize that if they don't 
change their stance on abortion they 
will continue to lose local, state and 

U.S. Park Service 
police estimated 
150,000 people were 
present at Sunday's 

national elections. 

Participants in the rally carried 
banners and posters which stated 
their positions. Messages ranged 
from the common statement of 
position, such as "Catholics for 
Choice" to the more forceful 
"Ceorge Bush doesn't have the 
WOMB to choose" and "U.S out of 
my uterus." Other posters were 
directed at the recent political 
change resulting from the Webster 
decision: "Toto, I don't think we're 
in America anymore." 

Small counterdemonstrations 
were staged at the edges of the rally. 
According to the Boston Globe, 
counterdemonstrators yelled chants 
and placed crosses in a field opposite 
the White House to symbolize the 
number of daily abortions 
performed in the US. 

Pro-choice leaders erected their 
own temporary monument between 
the reflecting pool and the 
Washington Monument for the 
*nanv women who have died as a 

result of botched, illegal abortions. 

Joining the crowd in Washington 
were about 90 Bowdoin students. 
The group traveled down on two 
buses organized by the Women's 
Resource Center Collective. They 
arrived in Washington early Sunday 

Student organizer Amy Schaner 
'90 said she was happy about the 
number and the make-up of the 
group. "We reached out to a group 
of people who wouldn't normally 
get involved in these events because 
they aren't involved in the Women's 
Resource Center," she said. She 
added that it appeared the students 
who attended the rally were glad to 
be involved as well. 

"I felt realty good about how vocal 
Bowdoin was at the rally," said 
Andrew Wells '93 

Whitney Smith '92, who attended 
the pro-choice march in April, 
commented, "Although there 
weren't as many people this time as 
there were in April, the rally wasn't 
disappointing at all. It was very 
empowering to know that there 
were people gathering in cities 
around the country to show their 
support for pro-choice." 

Although NOW officially 
sponsored the event, many other 
organizations were instrumental in 
leading demonstrations in other 
parts of the country. 

Nationwide, the day's events 
began with an early morning rally 
near the Bush estate in 
Kennebunkport, Maine. Other 
demonstrations and marches were 
held in Texas, Oklahoma, Los 
Angeles and San Francisco. The 
Boston Globe reported 1,000 events 
took place in 150 different 
communities throughout the 

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Hewins opens its doors 


Members of the Bowdoin 
community can now make travel 
arrangements on campus. Hewins 
Travel Consultants Inc., located on 
the bottom floor of the Moulton 
Union, opened for business on 
October 17, according to Manager 
Line Ouellette. 

Ouellette said that the agency was 
approached by the Bowdoin 
administration to create a campus 

"Bowdoin College initiated 
having a travel agency on campus 
for the convenience of students, 
faculty and staff," Ouellette 

The branch on the Bowdoin 
campus is the seventh Hewins 

The Bowdoin Orient 

Friday, November 17, 1989 

Travel office in Maine. The business 
is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5. 

The agency provides several 
services to the college community. 
Employees can make travel 
arrangements in a variety of areas, 
including airline tickets, tours, hotel 
accommodations, car rentals, and 
"weekend get-aways in the local 
area," Ouellette said. The agency 
does not handle plans for bus tickets. 

In addition, Hewins Travel has 
arranged special reduced rates for 
local hotels for students and their 
parents and for faculty and staff. 
The agency also has attained 
reduced travel rates for students 
planning to spend a semester 

"We are getting student rates that 
are very flexible and very 

competitive," Ouellette said. 

The agency also schedules 
vacation packages for college 
community members. Ouellette said 
that she is able to put together 

packages for student organizations 
and student groups of any size. "No 
request is unattainable." she said. 
Ouellette recommended that 
students intending to make travel 

plans for semester break or for 
spring break should qontact the 
agency as soon as possible, as she is 
able to schedule travel arrangements 
up to 11 months in advance. 

Students warned ofGiardia 


Most college students lead very 
active lives, which, over time, may 
expose them to many different types 
of illnesses. Because outdoor 
activities are becoming more 
popular, students should be aware 
of Ciardia. 

Giardisis is a parasitic disease that 
was once found primarily in other 
countries, but is now seen across the 
nation. This fall, Bowdoin's Health 
Center has treated about eight to 
ten cases. This is a large number 
compared to previous years which 
saw only one or two cases. 

The Giardia parasite is usually 
found in fresh water supplies in the 
outdoors. Bowdoin's resident 
physician Dr. Roy E. Weymouth, Jr. 
noted that "no rural fresh water 
supply can be considered safe" . The 
Giardia parasite can be ingested by 
drinking untreated water from a 
stream or lake, or when swimming. 

Weymouth said before this year, 
Giard ia was rarely seen in the United 
States. The first case was reported in 
the Rockies in Colorado and was 

referred to as "Backpacker's 
Diarrhea." Most of the cases 
reported in this country, however, 
were from people returning from 
trips abroad, especially from the 
Leningrad area in the Soviet Union. 

This fall, students picked up the 
organism on pre-orientation trips, 
hiking trips and other outdoor 
activities, despite efforts to be 

The symptoms of Giardia can be 
very mild. They may start a few 
weeks to a few days after ingestion. 
Characteristic symptoms are 
recurring boutsof diarrhea, cramps, 
loss of appetite and significant 
weight loss. The symptoms tend to 
go through cycles of remission and 

Giardia is diagnosed through 
analysis of stool cultures and is 
easily treated with medication. 

Weymouth noted a significant 
increase in the number of reported 
cases in the U.S. and cautioned 
people not to drink fresh water they 
find outside, but to bring treated 
water supplies with them on any 

Maine begins 1,000 points of light 

"All we are saying, is give choice 
a chance," sang pro-choice 
advocates last Sunday at the First 
Parish Unitarian Church in 
Kennebunk. "A Thousand Points 
of Light for Women's Lives" began 
at 6:30 a.m., making it the first 
Mobilization Day event in the 

The crowd of men and women, 
undaunted by the chill of early 
morning, gathered outside the 
church, singing, chanting, and 
waving banners and lightsticks 
symbolizing the "thousand points 
of light." Across the street a small 
group of anti-abortion activists 
demonstrated quietly, holding 
signs such as, "Former fetus against 
abortion." There was no 
confrontation between the two 

Once inside the church, the pro- 
choice audience was held captive 
by Faye Wattleton, President of 
Planned Parenthood Federation of 
America. Dressed in vibrant purple 

symbolic of the women suffragists' 
movement, Wattleton spoke out 
against President George Bush, 
criticizing his attempts to force his 
own morality on the rest of the 
nation. Wattleton made frequent 
references to President Bush's 
inaugural address and said, "It is 
not kind or gentle to force a woman 
to remain pregnant against her will." 

Executive director of the National 
Abortion Rights League Kate 
Michelman followed Wattleton's 
opening, questioning Bush's 
motivation for vetoing Medicare 
funding for victims of rape and 
incest seeking abortions. Michelman 
called his actions "horrible" and 
asked, "How is he going to explain 
this one? He can't.:' 

Sharon Schuster, president of the 
American Association of University 
Women, also provided her point of 
view on the Bush administration's 
"unsatisfactory" actions concerning 
the abortion debate. 

Actress Polly Bergen, 

representative for the HollywoocH 
Women's Political Committee, told 
her own account of undergoing an 
illegal abortion — an operation 
which left her sterile — 40 years 
ago. "I was told good girls didn't 
get pregnant," she said. Bergen 
encouraged open communication 
in families and school systems 
regarding sex education. She 
stressed a woman should never 
have to "walk down that dark 
hallway again" to have an illegal 

Betsy Sweet, spokesperson for 
the Maine Choice Coalition formed 
in June, addressed the abortion 
issue on a local level, encouraging 
. voters to make sure they know the 
politician's stance on abortion 
before voting for that person . Sweet 
added that if no one running is 
pro-choice, "You run for office!" 

After a closing prayer, the group 
proceeded to Kennebunkport to 
participate in a 2.5 mile march to 
Bush's estate at Walker's Point. 

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Ott to speak on Exxon Valdez oil spill 

The economic, social, and political 
problems associated with the Exxon 
Valdez oil spill will be explored 
d uring a lecture by Fredericka (Riki) 
Ott at Bowdoin Collegeon Monday, 
November 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge 
Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 

The title of Ott's lecture is 'The 
Prince William Sound Oil Spill: 
Accidental or Symptomatic?" It is 
open to the public free of charge. 

Ott is a marine biologist and fisher 
from Cordova, Alaska. Through the 
Cordova District Fisherman United, 
she has been comprehensively 
involved with the oil industry issues 
in Alaska before and since the Exxon 
Valdez disaster. A member of the 
board of directors of the United 
Fisherman of Alaska, the Copper 
River Fisherman's Cooperative, and 
the Prince William Sound 

Conservation Alliance, and a 
member of the steering committee 
of the Oil Reform Alliance, Ott 
believes that "... the real cleanup of 
the Exxon Valdez oil spill begins by 
cleaning up state and federal 
legislation and seeing that these laws 
are enforced." 

Ott's appearance is sponsored by 
the Biology and Environmental 
Studies departments. 

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Execs revise constitution 


At its meeting this Monday, the 
Executive Board focused its 
attention on the examination of the 
proposed revision of the 
Constitution of the Student 

The working document was 
prepared by the Committee to Re- 
write the Constitution (made up of 
members of the previous board) 
last year. No drastic changes have 
been discussed as of yet; the 
primary goal of the new 
constitution appears to be clearing 
up some of the administrative 
tangles that hamper the student 
government's efficiency. 

The stated purpose of the 
Constitution of the Student 
Assembly is to be "the basis for 
student government and 
representation," the Student 
Assembly being composed of "all 
students enrolled at Bowdoin 

Among the sections covered this 
week, debate seemed to center 

upon the allocation of seats on the 
Executive Board. Many members 
argued for minimum 
representation of each class on the 
board, while others supported the 
present policy of fifteen at-large 
members. (It is significant to note 
although 11 freshmen sit on this 
year's board, only one other has 
done so in recent history. Numbers 
have usually been on the side of 
the upperclassmen.) The board 
voted to leave the policy the way it 
is, with 15 at-large members. 

In other business, the Exec Board 
passed a motion to sponsor a 
shuttle service to Portland. This 
service was initiated by last year's 
Student Life Committee;the shuttle 
ran several times a day on 
weekends, and cost students two 
dollars for a round-trip ticket. It 
was discontinued near the end of 
the year after a lack of interest 
among students made it 
impractical. With the board's 
approval, the proposal will now 
go before the SAFC so that the 
board may petition for funding. 

Students head north for Cuba conference 

Car vandalism reported 

Seven incidents of vandalism to 
cars parked on campus have been 
reported this week, according to 
Chief of Security Michael Pander. 
Pander said a rash of similar break- 
ins had occurred in the Brunswick 
community as well. 

Five of the break-ins occurred in 
the Coffin Street parking lot, four of 
which took place late Friday, 
November 10. The owner of a car 
parked in the dirt annex to the Coles 
Tower lot reported damage on 
Tuesday, November 14. Another 
incident occurred in the new Lot 11 
by Morrell Gymnasium between 
2:30 and 6:40 p.m. that day. 

Entry to the vehicles was gained 

through a broken driver's side or 
vent window. Three reports 
indicated nothing had been stolen. 
Items reported missing from the 
other vehicles included a Walkman, 
a comforter and a knapsack with a 
checkbook inside. 

Pander said security has increased 
its patrols of these parking lots as a 
result of these occurrences. "Call if 
you see something out of the 
ordinary," Pander urged . "We need 
citizen participation." He 
emphasized the importance of 
reporting any vandalism which 

Pander also reminded students 
to keep their cars locked. 

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(Editor's note: Anthony Pisani '93 
attended the conference and wrote the 
follovring observations.) 

Armed with knowledge and 
differing opinions of the Cuban 
Revolution, eight students, 
Professor Allen Wells, and 
Consortium Dissertation Fellow 
Luis Martinez-Fernandez left the 
Bowdoin campus on November 1, 
headed for Halifax, Nova Scotia to 
attend a professional conference 
entitled, "Thirty Years of the Cuban 
Revolution: An Assessment." The 
students from Wells' first year 
student seminar. History 17, had 
been looking forward to the trip 
since September when it was 

After eight hours in a Bowdoin 
College van and seven on the "Blue 
Nose" ferry that brought the 
students from Bar Harbor, Maine to 
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the group 
arrived at the Halifax Sheraton on 
Thursday in time to listen to a 
plenary panel on "The Socialist 
Economy: Strategies, 

Accomplishments and Dilemnas." 
Five experts on the Cuban socialist 
economy gave their opinions, 
advice, and prognostications for the 
Cuban economic future. 

The panel addressed many of the 
basic questions that plague the 
Castro government: Should the 
Cuban economy be more free 
market oriented? How should 
economic diversification be 
achieved? What will happen when 
Soviet economic subsidies are 
decreased? What about the serious 
dearth of hard currency in Cuba? 

After the Plenary, which lasted 
about an hour and fifteen minutes 
and gave a basic overview of the 
issues, the conference broke up into 
six smaller workshops in more 
specific and specialized areas. At 
each, four or five historians, political 
scientists and sociologists either 
read or discussed papers they had 
written. When these experts 
completed their short presentations, 
the floor was opened for questions 
and comments from the audience of 
Latin Americanists, Cuban 
expatriots and lay people. 

This format of a general plenary 
followed by specialized workshops 
continued each morning and 
afternoon of the three-day 
conference. Other plenaries the 
group attended were "Problems and 
Achievements in Cuba's Transition 
to Socialism" and "The International 

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least some concern about the future 
of Cuba and they all felt that Cuba is 
facing a critical moment in its 
history. In the socialism plenary, 
some of the problems discussed 
were women's issues, healthcare, 
education, democratization of 
Cuban society, and whether or not 
the revolution is better served by a 
decentralized government. 

All of these issues tie indirectly 
into how Cuba functions on the 
international scene. The plenary 
panel on that subject assessed, 
among other things, potential for 
normalized relations between Cuba 
and conservative administrators in 
the United States, the fate of the 
Cuban-Soviet friendship, the 
movement towards rappochement 
with the rest of Latin America, and 
the international economic interests 
that Cuba must pursue. At the 
specialized workshops that 
followed both of these plenaries, 
discussions often became quite 
passionate: evidence that the Cuban 
Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the 
communist government's policies 
still arouse emotion and even anger 
in observers and students of Cuba. 

Political discussion and debate 
were never absent from 
conversations among the Bowdoin 
group either. The revolution and 
the sessions the group attended 
acted as a starting point for 
arguments on everything from 
welfare programs to abortion. 

The sponsors of the conference 
provided participants with some 
cultural diversion on Thursday and 

Friday evenings. Thursday evening, 
the group watched "The 
Uncompromising Revolution," a 
personal documentary of Castro 
directed by his close friend and 
supporter Saul Landau. The cultural 
activity for Friday night was a 
concert of Cuban music by "Grupo 

The group was very enthusiastic 
about the academic conference. 
Attending the conference had given 
the students new insights into the 
latest problems and triumphs of the 
revolution, and also a view of the 
problems of studying the revolution . 
At the conference were some of the 
most leading Latin Americanists 
from around the world, some of 
whose workhad been read in Wells' 
class. The group had direct access to 
a wealth of resources and ideas 
about every aspect of the Cuban 

Students writing research papers 
for Wells' course greatly benefited 
from the resources available. The 
workshops were often directly 
related to topics students are 
currently researching, such as 
"Public Health in Cuba," "Women 
in Revolutionary Cuba," and 
"Political Aspects of the 
Rectification Process." 

After the Saturday workshops, it 
was time to begin the twelve hour 
drive back to Bowdoin. The 
workshops and the political 
arguments that followed were over. 
It was time to returnto dorm and 
fraternity life, to tell friends about 
the trip, and to write about it. 

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Friday, November 17, 1989 

Alcohol ;if Itowiloin 


What to do if an emergency arises 


Alcohol Peer Advisers 
encourage students to keep In 
mind several tips for dealing with 
alcohol-related emergencies. 
One of these b to keep the person 
suffering from alcohol-related 
problems still and comfortable. 
Don't try to walk, run or exercise 
the drunk person, keep him or 
her awake, or. by any means, 
permit that person to drive. 

When a drunk person is 
vomiting, stay with that person. 
When laying him or her down, 
turn the head to the side to keep 
the person from swallowing and 
choking on vomit. Nothing can 

make a person sober except 
time; do not try to administer 
anything orally- food, Squid or 
drug— to speed the process. 

Morttor the person's breathing. 
Do not give a drunk individual a 
cold shower; the shock may 
cause him or her to pass out, with 
injury resulting. 

Before approaching or 
touching a drunk individual, 
explain what you intend to do. 
Do not attempt to constrain the 
person without sober assistance . 

Look for emergency signals. 

These include less than nine 
breaths per minute, a pulse of 

fiftyand below or 1 40and above, 
uneven or unresponsive pupil 
dilation, or lack or response to a 
pinch on the shoulder. 

In the case of an emergency 
you should contact Dudley Coe 
Infirmary or Security. The APA 
sponsored Peer At You Side 
program has students on call at 
Dudley Coe on Friday and 
Saturday nights from 1 1:00 p.m. 
to 7:00 a.m. to watch over 
students suffering from alcohol- 
related problems. PAYS, in 
keeping with the Infirmary's own 
policy, is a strictly confidential 

"What happens when I call Security?" SSSlSi sio J^ ofan JM± e a E 

It's 1 a.m. Your friend played 
one round of turbo quarters too 
many and doesn' t look so good . 
You think maybe you should take 
him down to the infirmary. But it's 
such a long walk, and with just 
you to carry him , you ' re not sue 
you can make it. Is tucking him in 
bed and hoping everything 
works out your only option? 

Security officers are available 
to provide transportation in such 
situations. Chief of Security 
Michael Pander said Security 
receives 'lots of calls for medical 
emergencies," and alcohol- 
related emergencies are no 

If a student is taken to a local 
hospital and the situation is 
severe, either Security or Dudley 
Coe Infirmary informs the Deans' 
Office and a dean is sent to the 

According to Pander, 
Security's policy on alcohol is 
somewhere between the Maine 
liquor law and what is written in 
the student handbook. 
Explained Pander, "The spirit of 
law says we refer underage 
drinking to the Dean. That is not 
to say that the option of referring 
to law enforcement Is not 
available." He continued, 
"Underage students should not 
minimize the consequences of 
leaving a package store and 
being arrested by the local 
police or liquor inspector." 

He commented, "We have 
had a greater range of calls for 
such instances, which shows that 












studentsare handling them more 

In the event of a noise- 
complaint about an ongoing 
party, party-goers are given two 
noise warnings. After the second 
warning, the party is shut down. 
In such a situation. Pander said, 
the security officer is not likely to 
card every individual to make 
sure no underage drinking is 
going on, although this is not an 

Maine state law concerning 
Illegal possession of liquor states 
that a minor found in possession 
of alcohol shall be fined $100 to 
$300 for a first offense, $200 to 
$500 for a second offense, and 
$500 for third and subsequent 
offenses. Any person who 
knowingly gives alcohol to a 
minor or permits a minor to 
consume alcohol on a premise 
under his or her control is subject 
to a maximum fine of $500 and 
up to six months in jail. 

Dudley Coe Infirmary policy 

The following clarification of 
Dudley Coe Health Center policy 
regarding alcohol-related 
medical problems was released 
February 10. 1987 by Roy E. 
Weymouth Jr.. M.D. and Geoffrey 
A. Beckett. PA-C. 

I. Students with medical problems 
that may in some way be alcohol- 
related (Injury, disturbance of 
consciousness, severe vomiting, 
etc . . .) are evaluated and treated 
individually, as are students with 
any other medical complaint. 
The Dean of Students' Office is 
not notified nor are patients 
automatically referred to the 
counseling service. 

II. If in the opinion of the health 
care practitioner a student may 
have a significant un